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toga virilis

[ toh-guhvi-rahy-lis, -ree-; Latin taw-gah wi-ree-lis ]
/ ˈtoʊ gə vɪˈraɪ lɪs, -ˈri-; Latin ˈtɔ gɑ wɪˈri lɪs /
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noun, plural to·gae vi·ri·les [toh-jee vi-rahy-leez, -ree-; Latin taw-gahy wi-ree-les]. /ˈtoʊ dʒi vɪˈraɪ liz, -ˈri-; Latin ˈtɔ gaɪ wɪˈri lɛs/.
the white toga assumed by boys in ancient Rome at the end of their 14th year.
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Origin of toga virilis

1590–1600; <Latin toga virīlis;see toga, virile

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British Dictionary definitions for toga virilis

toga virilis
/ (vɪˈraɪlɪs) /

noun
(in ancient Rome) the toga assumed by a youth at the age of 14 as a symbol of manhood and citizenship

Word Origin for toga virilis

Latin, literally: manly (i.e., man's) toga
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