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humeral veil

noun, Ecclesiastical.
a fringed scarf, usually white and ornamented in the middle, worn over the shoulders by a priest or subdeacon during certain parts of a High Mass.
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First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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humeral veil

(RC Church) a silk shawl worn by a priest at High Mass, etc Often shortened to veil
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