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verb (accoutr, ing)
  1. (transitive) To furnish with dress, or equipment, especially those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.
  • Both accoutred like young men. - Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, III-iv
  • For this, in rags accoutred are they seen. - Dryden
  • Accoutred with his burden and his staff. - Wordsworth
  • Etymology: French accouter, Old French accoutrer, accoustrer; í (Latin ad) + perhaps Late Latin custor, for custos guardian, sacristan (compare custody), or perhaps akin to English guilt

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