ACCOUTREMENT, an ancient term used for an habillement; or a part of the apparatus and furniture of a soldier, knight, or even a gentleman. See HABILLEMENT.

The word is French, formed from the ancient German, Kustler. In some cathedrals in France, e.g. at Sayeux, the name "coutré" is given to the sacristan, or officer who has the care of furnishing and setting out the altar in the church; called in German "kustler," "nukost."