[ rey-muhnt ]
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  1. clothing; apparel; attire.

Origin of raiment

1350–1400; Middle English rayment, aphetic variant of arrayment.See array, -ment

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How to use raiment in a sentence

  • Batterby, in gaudy raiment, went to an office in Manchester; in gaudier raiment he often attended race meetings.

  • But also he saw strange, unaccustomed raiment, he saw a sheet of gold, he smelt the soft breath of ambra.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • "You will forgive that I present myself thus before you," he said, in apology for his dusty raiment.

    Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini
  • I was clothed in decent raiment by them, admitted as one of their band, and treated as a brother.

    Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
  • Thereto likewise came Alwin decked out in his best raiment, and many others were there apparelled also in their best.

British Dictionary definitions for raiment


/ (ˈreɪmənt) /

  1. archaic, or poetic attire; clothing; garments

Origin of raiment

C15: shortened from arrayment, from Old French areement; see array

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