French accouter, Old French accoutrer, accoustrer; à (Latin ad) + perhaps Late Latin custor, for custos guardian, sacristan (compare custody), or perhaps akin to English guilt
Accoutre (third-person singular simple present Accoutres, present participle accoutring, simple past and past participle accoutred)
- (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. - John Dryden
- Accoutred with his burden and his staff. - William Wordsworth
to equip, to attire, to array