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[par-uh-muh nt]
noun, plural par·a·ments, par·a·men·ta [par-uh-men-tuh] /ˌpær əˈmɛn tə/.
  1. a decoration for a room, as a tapestry.
  2. an ecclesiastical vestment.
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Origin of parament

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin parāmentum an ornament, equivalent to parā(re) to adorn (Latin: to prepare) + -mentum -ment
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Historical Examples

  • The original altar-front or parament (aurea tabula) was made of solid gold.

    The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume I (of 3)

    Leonard Williams

British Dictionary definitions for parament


noun plural paraments or paramenta (ˌpærəˈmɛntə)
  1. (often plural) an ecclesiastical vestment or decorative hanging
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French parament, from Medieval Latin paramentum, from Latin parāre to prepare
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