- a loose outer garment with short, wide sleeves and open sides, worn by a deacon, or by a cardinal, bishop, or abbot
- a similar robe worn by an English king at his coronation
Origin of dalmaticMiddle English dalmatik ; from Old French dalmatique ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin dalmatica (vestis), Dalmatian (garment), after Dalmatia: origin, originally made of Dalmatian wool
- The wide-sleeved garment worn over the alb by a deacon, cardinal, bishop, or abbot at the celebration of Mass.
- A wide-sleeved garment worn by certain monarchs at their coronations.
Origin of dalmaticMiddle English dalmatik, from Old French dalmatique, from Medieval Latin dalmatica (vestis), Dalmatian (garment) (originally made of white wool from Dalmatia), from Latin dalmaticus, of Dalmatia.