Ves"ture (?; 135), n. [OF. vesture, vesteure, F. veture, LL. vestitura, from L. vestire to clothe, dress. See Vest, v. t., and cf. Vestiture.]


A garment or garments; a robe; clothing; dress; apparel; vestment; covering; envelope.

Piers Plowman.

Approach, and kiss her sacred vesture's hem. Milton.

Rocks, precipices, and gulfs, appareled with a vesture of plants. Bentley.

There polished chests embroidered vestures graced. Pope.

2. O. Eng.Law (a)

The corn, grass, underwood, stubble, etc., with which land was covered; as, the vesture of an acre.


Seizin; possession.


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