accoutre (third-person singular simple present accoutres, present participle accoutring or accoutreing, simple past and past participle accoutred)
1.to equip or outfit, especially with military clothes, equipment, etc.
1. (transitive; usually passive) to provide with equipment or dress, esp military Word OriginC16, from Old French accoustrer to equip with clothing, ultimately related to Latin consuere to sew togetherCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
also accoutre, 1590s, from French acoutrer, earlier acostrer (13c.) "arrange, dispose, put on (clothing)," originally "sew up," from Vulgar Latin accosturare "to sew together, sew up," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + *consutura "a sewing together," from Latin consutus, past participle of consuere "to sew together," from con- (see com-) + suere "to sew" (see suture). Related, Accoutered; accoutred; accoutering; accoutring.
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