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vestment

vest·ment

vestment

pronunciation:
vest mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: clothing, esp. a robe or gown worn on official or ceremonial occasions.
similar words:
dress, robe
definition 2: any of the garments worn by the clergy or others for the performing of sacred rituals.
derivations: vestmental (adj.), vestmented (adj.)
Word Parts
The word vestment contains the following parts:
vest Latin root that means clothe; clothing
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.