- clothes or clothing.
- clothes as worn in a particular profession, way of life, etc.
Origin of habiliment
Examples from the Web for habiliment
So profuse was Gingham in his provision for the habiliment of his own elegant exterior.
I might hereif it so pleased medilate upon the matter of habiliment, and other mere circumstances of the external metaphysician.Devil Stories|Various
Others assign the habiliment to a Welshman, but give no authority for the assumption.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
I might here—if it so pleased me—dilate upon the matter of habiliment, and other mere circumstances of the external metaphysician.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
At an earlier period the armor of complete steel was the habiliment of the knight.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 1 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for habiliment
Word Origin for habiliment
Word Origin and History for habiliment
often habiliments, early 15c., "munitions, weapons," from Middle French habillement, from abiller "prepare or fit out," probably from habile "fit, suitable" (see able). Alternative etymology [Barnhart, Klein] makes the French verb originally mean "reduce a tree by stripping off the branches," from a- "to" + bille "stick of wood." Sense of "clothing, dress" developed late 15c., by association with habit (n.).