- a garment; robe; gown; esp., an official robe or gown
- Eccles. any of the garments, esp. the outer robe, worn by officiants and their assistants, choir members, etc. during certain services and rites
Origin of vestmentMiddle English vestement from Old French from Classical Latin vestimentum from vestire, to clothe: see vest
- A garment, especially a robe or gown worn as an indication of office or state.
- 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.
Origin of vestmentMiddle English vestement from Old French vestment from Latin vestīmentum from vestīre to clothe from vestis garment ; see vest .
From Latin vestimentum