[ ves-cher ]
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  1. Law.

    • everything growing on and covering the land, with the exception of trees.

    • any such covering, as grass or wheat.

  2. Archaic.

    • clothing; garments.

    • something that covers like a garment; covering.

verb (used with object),ves·tured, ves·tur·ing.
  1. Archaic. to clothe or cover.

Origin of vesture

1300–50; Middle English <Anglo-French; Old French vesteure<Vulgar Latin *vestītūra, equivalent to Latin vestīt(us), past participle of vestīre (see vest) + -ūra-ure

Other words from vesture

  • ves·tur·al, adjective
  • non·ves·ture, noun

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How to use vesture in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for vesture


/ (ˈvɛstʃə) /

  1. archaic a garment or something that seems like a garment: a vesture of cloud

  2. law

    • everything except trees that grows on the land

    • a product of the land, such as grass, wheat, etc

  1. (tr) archaic to clothe

Origin of vesture

C14: from Old French, from vestir, from Latin vestīre, from vestis clothing

Derived forms of vesture

  • vestural, adjective

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