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1. The wide-sleeved garment worn over the alb by a deacon, cardinal, bishop, or abbot at the celebration of Mass.
2. A wide-sleeved garment worn by certain monarchs at their coronations.
[Middle English dalmatik, from Old French dalmatique, from Medieval Latin dalmatica (vestis), Dalmatian (garment) (originally made of white wool from Dalmatia), from Latin dalmaticus, of Dalmatia.]
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a wide-sleeved tunic-like vestment open at the sides, worn by deacons and bishops
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a similar robe worn by a king at his coronation
[C15: from Late Latin dalmatica (vestis) Dalmatian (robe) (originally made of Dalmatian wool)]
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1. an open-sided vestment worn over the alb by a deacon or bishop.
2. a similar vestment worn by English sovereigns at their coronation.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French dalmatike < Late Latin Dalmatica (vestis) Dalmatian (garment). See Dalmatia, -ic]
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