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adjective: Related to a tailor or tailored clothes.
[From Late Latin sartor, tailor.]
Today's word has a cousin, sartorius, a long narrow muscle in the leg, the longest muscle in humans. What would tailored clothes have in common with a muscle of the leg? Sartorius is so named since it is concerned with producing the cross-legged position of tailors at work.
"The dignified Muganda man will appear at formal occasions dressed in
a kanzu, the long, white robe introduced by the Arabs at about the same
time the European missionaries were arriving with their own sartorial
Lying is done with words and also with silence. -Adrienne Rich, writer and teacher (1929- )