- 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 vest&imacron;mentum, from vest&imacron;re, to clothe, from vestis, garment; see vest.
From Latin vestimentum