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raiment

[ rey-muhnt ]
/ ˈreɪ mənt /
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noun

clothing; apparel; attire.

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Origin of raiment

1350–1400; Middle English rayment, aphetic variant of arrayment.See array, -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for raiment

raiment
/ (ˈreɪmənt) /

noun

archaic, or poetic attire; clothing; garments

Word Origin for raiment

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