[toh-guh vi-rahy-lis, -ree-; Latin taw-gah wi-ree-lis]
- the white toga assumed by boys in ancient Rome at the end of their 14th year.
Origin of toga virilis
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- (in ancient Rome) the toga assumed by a youth at the age of 14 as a symbol of manhood and citizenship
Latin, literally: manly (i.e., man's) toga
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