vestiture

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin vestitura, from Latin vestire.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɛstɪstjʊə/, /ˈvɛstitʃə/

Noun[edit]

vestiture (uncountable)

  1. (biology) The hairs of plants, invertebrates and other non-mammalian organisms, taken as a whole.
  2. (rare) Investiture (of a person with a specific role, powers etc.).
  3. (literary or archaic) Clothes, clothing.
    • 1972, Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things, McGraw-Hill 1972, p. 41:
      Toward the end of the second album the photography burst into color to celebrate the vivid vestiture of her adolescent molts.