Vestment meaning

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A garment, especially a robe or gown worn as an indication of office or state.
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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.
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A garment; robe; gown; esp., an official robe or gown.
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Any of the garments, esp. the outer robe, worn by officiants and their assistants, choir members, etc. during certain services and rites.
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A robe or gown worn as an indication of office.
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Any of the robes worn by members of the clergy etc., especially a garment worn at the celebration of the Eucharist.
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Origin of vestment

  • Middle English vestement from Old French vestment from Latin vestīmentum from vestīre to clothe from vestis garment vest
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin vestimentum
    From Wiktionary