apparel /əˈpar(ə)l/

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
‹formal›
(US) clothing.

they were dressed in bright apparel.
2. ( apparels)
‹formal›
(US) embroidered ornamentation on ecclesiastical vestments.
II. verb [with obj.]

1.
‹archaic› clothe (someone)

all the vestments in which they used to apparel their Deities.
– origin Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘make ready or fit’; as a noun ‘furnishings, equipment’): from Old French apareillier, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ (expressing change) + par ‘equal’.

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