a loose, sleeved, full-length, gownlike white linen vestment secured at the waist by a cincture and worn with other vestments as by the celebrant of Mass
Origin of albMiddle English albe (; from Old English albe ; from Medieval Latin alba), aube ; from Old French aube ; from Medieval Latin alba (vestis), white (cloak), feminine of Classical Latin albus, white: see elf
A long white linen robe worn by a priest or minister during church services.
Origin of albMiddle 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.
- A long white robe worn by priests and other ministers at religious ceremonies, underneath most of the other vestments.