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A covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress; specifically, any priestly garment. Royal vestiment. . Priests in holy vestments. . The sculptor could not give vestments suitable to the quality of the persons represented. (Dryden)

Origin: OE. Vestement, vestiment, OF. Vestement, vestiment, F. Vetement, fr. L. Vestimentum, fr. Vestire to clothe, fr. Vestis a garment, clothing. See Vest.