vesture

[ ves-cher ]
/ ˈvɛs tʃər /

noun

Law.
  1. everything growing on and covering the land, with the exception of trees.
  2. any such covering, as grass or wheat.
Archaic.
  1. clothing; garments.
  2. something that covers like a garment; covering.

verb (used with object), ves·tured, ves·tur·ing.

Archaic. to clothe or cover.

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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, adjectivenon·ves·ture, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vesture

vesture
/ (ˈvɛstʃə) /

noun

archaic a garment or something that seems like a garmenta vesture of cloud
law
  1. everything except trees that grows on the land
  2. a product of the land, such as grass, wheat, etc

verb

(tr) archaic to clothe

Derived forms of vesture

vestural, adjective

Word Origin for vesture

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