Vesture Ves"ture (?; 135), n. [OF. vesture, vesteure, F. v[^e]ture, LL. vestitura, from L. vestire to clothe, dress. See {Vest}, v. t., and cf. {Vestiture}.] 1. A garment or garments; a robe; clothing; dress; apparel; vestment; covering; envelope. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

Approach, and kiss her sacred vesture's hem. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Rocks, precipices, and gulfs, appareled with a vesture of plants. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

There polished chests embroidered vestures graced. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. (O. Eng. Law) (a) The corn, grass, underwood, stubble, etc., with which land was covered; as, the vesture of an acre. (b) Seizin; possession. [1913 Webster]

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  • vesture — [ves′chər] n. [OFr < VL vestitura < L vestire, to clothe: see VEST] 1. Now Rare a) clothing; garments; apparel b) a covering; wrapper 2. Law everything growing on land except trees, as grass or grain vt. vestured …   English World dictionary

  • vesture — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from vestir to clothe more at vest Date: 14th century 1. a. a covering garment (as a robe or vestment) b. clothing, apparel 2. something that covers like a garment II. transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vesture — /ˈvɛstʃə/ (say veschuh) Archaic –noun 1. clothing; garments. 2. something that covers like a garment; a covering. –verb (t) (vestured, vesturing) 3. to clothe, as with vesture. {Middle English, from Old French, from vestir clothe, influenced by… …  

  • vesture — /vestysr/ In old English law, profit of land. How much the vesture of an acre is worth …   Black's law dictionary

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  • vesture — ves·ture || vestʃə(r) n. apparel, clothing v. dress, clothe (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

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