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A long white linen robe worn by a priest or minister during church services.
[Middle English albe, from Old English, from Medieval Latin alba, from (vestis) alba, white (garment), feminine of Latin albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a long white linen vestment with sleeves worn by priests and others
[Old English albe, from Medieval Latin alba (vestis) white (clothing)]
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a long-sleeved linen vestment, worn chiefly by priests.
[before 1100; Old English albe < Latin alba (vestis) white (garment)]
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alb[ælb] N (Rel) → alba f
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n (Eccl) → Alba f
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