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praetexta

or pre·tex·ta

[ pree-tek-stuh ]
/ priˈtɛk stə /
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noun, plural prae·tex·tae [pree-tek-stee]. /priˈtɛk sti/.
(in ancient Rome) a white toga with a broad purple border, worn by priests and magistrates as an official costume, and by certain other Romans as ceremonial dress.
a similar garment worn by a boy until he assumed the toga virilis, or by a girl until she married.
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Origin of praetexta

1595–1605; <Latin, short for toga praetexta literally, bordered toga. See pretext
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