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 mantellētum diminutive of Latin mantellum mantle
- A sleeveless, knee-length vestment worn by Roman Catholic prelates.