- The definition of habiliment is clothing.
The shirts, pants, skirts and tops in your closet are an example of habiliment.
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- clothing; dress; attire
- furnishings or equipment; trappings
Origin: MFr habillement from habiller, to clothe, make fit from habile: see habile
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- a. The special dress or garb associated with an occasion or office. Often used in the plural: “shrouded from head to foot in the habiliments of the grave” (Edgar Allan Poe).b. Clothes.
- habiliments Characteristic furnishings or equipment; trappings: surrounded by the habiliments of the television news industry.
Origin: Middle English habilement, from Old French habillement, from habiller, to clothe, alteration (influenced by habit, clothing) of abiller, to prepare, strip a tree of its branches : a-, toward (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + bille, log; see billet2.