A leather belt or long lace that helped to helped to hold up the braies. The braiel might also be used to support a purse. It was worn underneath any overgarments, such as tunics.
Related term(s): Braies; Breech; Hose; Breeches
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 38.