Chasuble meaning

chăzə-bəl, chăzhə-, chăsə-
A long sleeveless vestment worn over the alb by a priest during services.
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A sleeveless outer vestment worn over the alb by priests at Mass.
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The outermost liturgical vestment worn by clergy for celebrating Eucharist or Mass.
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Origin of chasuble

  • French from Old French from Late Latin casubla hooded garment from casupula diminutive of casa house

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French chesible, from late Latin casubla, an alteration of Latin casula (“little cottage, hooded cloak”), a diminutive of casa (“house”).

    From Wiktionary