vestment


vestment
noun Etymology: Middle English vestement, from Anglo-French, from Latin vestimentum, from vestire to clothe Date: 13th century 1. a. an outer garment; especially a robe of ceremony or office b. plural clothing, garb 2. a covering resembling a garment 3. one of the articles of the ceremonial attire and insignia worn by ecclesiastical officiants and assistants as indicative of their rank and appropriate to the rite being celebrated • vestmental adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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