Part of speech: noun

Something that invests or covers; garments collectively; a robe.

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Usage examples "vesture":

  1. He thought of Meynell, of the eager refinement, the clean idealism, the visionary kindness of the man- and compared it with the " muddy vesture," mental and physical, of Meynell's accuser. - "The Case of Richard Meynell", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
  2. I looked, when Sunday came, that he should be clad in raiment of more than ordinary fitness and splendour, but the only changes that I could perceive from the week- day vesture consisted in a tall hat, which somebody had mistaken for an opera hat on some occasion, and a long strip of rag wound round a cut finger, while his wife, who had recently been on the glaciers, appeared in a low cut dress, so that she presented a curious piebald appearance. - "Above the Snow Line", Clinton Thomas Dent.
  3. So she showed him of the chapel, and of the hollow stone, and of how to spoil the Were- Wolf of his vesture. - "French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France", Marie de France.