custos guardian, sacristan or perh. akin to E. guilt.] To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those
for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.
Both accoutered like young men.
For this, in rags accoutered are they seen.
Accoutered with his burden and his staff.
(Ac*cou"ter*ments, Ac*cou"tre*ments) n. pl. [F. accoutrement, earlier also accoustrement,
earlier also accoustrement. See Accouter.] Dress; trappings; equipment; specifically, the devices and
equipments worn by soldiers.
How gay with all the accouterments of war!
(Ac*coy") v. t. [OF. acoyer; ac-, for L. ad. See Coy.]
1. To render quiet; to soothe. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. To subdue; to tame; to daunt. [Obs.]
Then is your careless courage accoyed.
(Ac*cred"it) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accredited; p. pr. & vb. n. Accrediting.] [F. accréditer; à (L.
ad) + crédit credit. See Credit.]
1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
His censure will . . . accredit his praises.
These reasons . . . which accredit and fortify mine opinion.
2. To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger
Beton . . . was accredited to the Court of France.
3. To believe; to credit; to put trust in.
The version of early Roman history which was accredited in the fifth century.
Sir G. C. Lewis.
He accredited and repeated stories of apparitions and witchcraft.
4. To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to
To accredit (one) with to attribute something to him; as, Mr. Clay was accredited with these views; they
accredit him with a wise saying.
(Ac*cred`i*ta"tion) n. The act of accrediting; as, letters of accreditation.
(Ac`cre*men*ti"tial) a. (Physiol.) Pertaining to accremention.
(Ac`cre*men*ti"tion) n. [See Accresce, Increment.] (Physiol.) The process of generation
by development of blastema, or fission of cells, in which the new formation is in all respect like the individual
from which it proceeds.