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Anything encircling or engirdling the waist, used as pure ornament; to support dress, ornaments, weapons; to serve as a bandage for warmth or protection; or to indicate office or special possition. Made rigid as a single unit, from a series of joined parts, or a combination of these,. When wide enough, a belt becomes a corset or corselet.
The belt is a symbol of the protection of the body, and also a symbol of virginity.