[ dim-i-tee ]
/ ˈdɪm ɪ ti /

noun, plural dim·i·ties.

a thin cotton fabric, white, dyed, or printed, woven with a stripe or check of heavier yarn.

Origin of dimity

1400–50; earlier dimite, late Middle English demyt < Medieval Latin dimettum < Greek dímiton, noun use of neuter of dímitos double-threaded, equivalent to di- di-1 + mít(os) warp thread + -os adj. suffix; source of final syllable unclear
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/ (ˈdɪmɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

  1. a light strong cotton fabric with woven stripes or squares
  2. (as modifier)a dimity bonnet

Word Origin for dimity

C15: from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimiton, from di- 1 + mitos thread of the warp
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