Pronunciation: (prē-tek'stu),[key] —n., —pl.-tex•taePronunciation: (-tek'stē).[key] 1. (in ancient Rome) a white toga with a broad purple border, worn by priests and magistrates as an official costume, and by certain other Romans as ceremonial dress.
2. a similar garment worn by a boy until he assumed the toga virilis, or by a girl until she married. Also,pretexta.