habit (n.)
covering, guise, adorning
MM II.iv.13[Angelo alone] O place ... / How often dost thou with thy case, thy habit, / Wrench awe from fools
Oth I.iii.108[Duke to Brabantio, of the arguments against Othello] these thin habits and poor likelihoods / Of modern seeming [i.e. poor arguments]
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