accouter (v.) also accoutre, 1590s, from Fr. acoutrer, earlier acostrer (13c.) "arrange, dispose, put on (clothing)," originally "swe up," from V.L. accosturare "to sew together, sew up," from L. ad- "to" (see AD- (Cf. ad-)) + *consutura "a sewing together," from L. consutus, pp. of consuere "to sew together," from con- (see COM- (Cf. com-)) + suere "to sew" (see SUTURE (Cf. suture)). Related: Accoutered; accoutred; accoutering; accoutring.

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  • accouter — index clothe, furnish, supply Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • accouter — or accoutre [ə ko͞ot′ər] vt. accoutered or accoutred, accoutering or accoutring [ə ko͞ot′ər iŋ, əko͞o′triŋ] [Fr accoutrer, earlier accoustrer; prob. < à , to + OFr costure < VL * consutura, seam, sewing < L consuere, to sew < con ,… …   English World dictionary

  • accouter — transitive verb see accoutre …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accouter — /euh kooh teuhr/, v.t. to equip or outfit, esp. with military clothes, equipment, etc. Also, esp. Brit., accoutre. [1600 10; earlier accou(s)tre < F accoutrer, OF acou(s)trer to arrange, accommodate, equip, perh. < VL *acco(n)s(u)turare to sew… …   Universalium

  • accouter — verb /əˈkuːtə/ To furnish with dress or equipments, especially those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array. , Both accoutred like young men. Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, III iv …   Wiktionary

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