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or mo·zet·ta  (mō-zĕt′ə, mōt-sĕt′tä)
n. Roman Catholic Church
A short cape, sometimes with a hood, worn over the rochet by the pope or other dignitaries.

[Italian, from Medieval Latin almutia.]
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(məʊˈzɛtə; Italian motˈtsetta) or


(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a short hooded cape worn by the pope, cardinals, etc
[C18: from Italian, shortened from almozzetta, from Medieval Latin almutia almuce]
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or mo•zet•ta

(moʊˈzɛt ə, moʊtˈsɛt ə)

n., pl. -zet•tas, -zet•te (-ˈsɛt eɪ)
a short hooded cape that can be buttoned over the breast, worn by the pope, cardinals, and other Roman Catholic dignitaries.
[1765–75; < Italian, aph. variant of almozzetta]
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