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Acco'utrement. n.s. [accoûtrement, Fr.] Dress, equipage, furniture relating to the person; trappings, ornaments.

I profess requital to a hair's breadth; not only in the simple office of love, but in all the accoutrement, complement, and ceremony of it. Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor.

I have seen the pope officiate at St. Peter's, where, for two hours together, he was busied in putting on or off his different accoutrements, according to the different parts he was to act in them. Addison, Spectator, № 201.

How gay with all th' accoutrements of war,
The Britons come, with gold well-fraught they come.

Christianity is lost among them, in the trappings and accoutrements of it; with which, instead of adorning religion, they have strangely disguised it, and quite stifled it in the croud of external rites and ceremonies. Tillotson, Sermon xxviii.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95) · Philips, John (42) · Tillotson, John (68)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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