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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: accoutrement, from accoutre 'to provide with equipment', from Old French cousture 'sewing, seam'

accoutrements

noun
     
ac‧cou‧tre‧ments also ac‧cou‧ter‧ments American English [plural]
formal the equipment needed for a particular activity or way of life:
the stylish accoutrements of an English country gentleman

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