R.C.Ch. a sleeveless vestment worn by cardinals, bishops, etc.
Origin of mantellettaIt, diminutive ; from mantello ; from Classical Latin mantellum: see mantle
A knee-length, sleeveless vestment worn by Roman Catholic prelates.
Origin of mantellettaItalian, probably from Medieval Latin mantell&emacron;tum, diminutive of Latin mantellum, mantle.
- A sleeveless, knee-length vestment worn by Roman Catholic prelates.