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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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The physician advanced directly in front of his patient, laid his hand upon his bosom, and thrust aside the vestment, that hitherto had always covered it even from the professional eye.
This primeval vestment reached from the throat to the knees, and served at once all the usual purposes of body-clothing; there was no wider opening at the collar, than was necessary to admit the passage of the head, from which it may be inferred, that it was put on by slipping it over the head and shoulders, in the manner of a modern shirt, or ancient hauberk.
Certain agents I found to have the power to shake and pluck back that fleshly vestment, even as a wind might toss the curtains of a pavilion.
Two lackeys of the official torturer bathed the bleeding shoulders of the patient, anointed them with some unguent which immediately closed all the wounds, and threw upon his back a sort of yellow vestment, in cut like a chasuble.
Her costume was remarkable for the partial development, on all possible occasions, of some flannel vestment of a singular structure; also for affording glimpses, in the region of the back, of a corset, or pair of stays, in colour a dead-green.
Aye, Jenkin," said another, "our foeman is under the stole and the vestment as much as under the helmet and plate of proof.
The remaining three were white, though clad in vestments adapted, both in quality and color, to their present hazardous pursuit--that of hanging on the skirts of a retiring army in the wilderness.
When I go into their wardrobes and handle their vestments, I am reminded of no grassy plains and flowery meads which they have frequented, but of dusty merchants' exchanges and libraries rather.
He had a special passion, also, for ecclesiastical vestments, as indeed he had for everything connected with the service of the Church.
Having fixed upon this, I hired a little bark to Jubo, a place about forty leagues distant from Pate, on board which I put some provisions, together with my sacerdotal vestments, and all that was necessary for saying mass: in this vessel we reached the coast, which we found inhabited by several nations: each nation is subject to its own king; these petty monarchies are so numerous, that I counted at least ten in less than four leagues.
Without doubt, Porthos had reasons for not abandoning this part of his vestments, for instead of quitting his hold on the flap in his hand, he pulled it toward him, so that D'Artagnan rolled himself up in the velvet by a movement of rotation explained by the persistency of Porthos.
With this needle," said the abbe, as, opening his ragged vestments, he showed Dantes a long, sharp fish-bone, with a small perforated eye for the thread, a small portion of which still remained in it.