from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ecclesiastical vestment or hanging.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of elaborate robe especially as worn by someone in power or a religious official.
- n. A liturgical hanging on and around the altar, as well as the cloth hanging from the pulpit and lectern.
- n. A hanging or ornament of a room of state.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Ornamental hangings, furniture, etc., as of a state apartment; rich and elegant robes worn by men of rank; -- chiefly in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornament; an adornment; decoration.
- n. Specifically— plural Robes of state.
- n. A cuff sewed upon the outside of a coat-sleeve and usually capable of being turned down over the hands, as was common toward the close of the seventeenth and in the early part of the eighteenth century.
- n. The external face of a wall or any other constructed work. See perpend.
 [Will.]  For _parliament_ we are to understand _parament_, i.e., apparel, referring to the gowns he carries.