vestment

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vest·ment

 (vĕst′mənt)
n.
1. A garment, especially a robe or gown worn as an indication of office or state.
2. Ecclesiastical Any of the ritual robes worn by members of the clergy, acolytes, or other assistants at services or rites, especially a garment worn at the celebration of the Eucharist.

[Middle English vestement, from Old French vestment, from Latin vestīmentum, from vestīre, to clothe, from vestis, garment; see vest.]

vest·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.

vestment

(ˈvɛstmənt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment or robe, esp one denoting office, authority, or rank
2. (Clothing & Fashion) any of various ceremonial garments worn by the clergy at religious services
[C13: from Old French vestiment, from Latin vestīmentum clothing, from vestīre to clothe]
vestmental adj

vest•ment

(ˈvɛst mənt)

n.
1. a garment, esp. an outer garment.
2. vestments, attire; clothing.
3. an official or ceremonial robe.
4. one of the garments worn by the clergy and their assistants, choristers, etc., during divine service and on other occasions.
[1250–1300; < Medieval Latin vestīmentum priestly robe, Latin: garment =vestī(re) to dress]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vestment - gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergyvestment - gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy
alb - a white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves; worn by priests
cassock - a black garment reaching down to the ankles; worn by priests or choristers
chasuble - a long sleeveless vestment worn by a priest when celebrating Mass
robe, gown - outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions
humeral veil, veil - a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
orphrey - a richly embroidered edging on an ecclesiastical vestment
pallium - (Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back
pontifical - the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)
surplice - a loose-fitting white ecclesiastical vestment with wide sleeves

vestment

noun
Clothing worn by members of a religious order:
Translations
vestimentär
ornementparamentique

vestment

[ˈvestmənt] Nvestiduras fpl vestments (esp Rel) → vestiduras fpl

vestment

n
(of priest)Ornat m, → Gewand nt
(= ceremonial robe)Robe f, → Ornat m

vestment

[ˈvɛstmənt] n (Rel) → paramento liturgico
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He had a special passion, also, for ecclesiastical vestments, as indeed he had for everything connected with the service of the Church.
The book then turns to the cope, firstly in William Durand's explication of ecclesiastical vestments (and here one should note that it was not the cope [as stated on page 91] but the chasuble that changed shape in response to the introduction of the elevation of the Host); thence to the satirical Song upon Tailors, which demonstrates the transformation of a cope through alterations until it is finally donated to a servant.
Newly photographed with close-up details, the textiles examined include a papal carpet, ecclesiastical vestments, a 16th-century cloak and velvet-covered books and caskets.
Before entering the world of psychotherapy Kate, whose background is in teaching, ran her own business making ecclesiastical vestments, which allowed her to use her creative abilities.
"My family kindly lent us pounds 7,000, which we used to pay the roofers, and with a bit of cash from my sewing work - I make and restore ecclesiastical vestments - we were able to carry on."