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[kit-l] /ˈkɪt l/
noun, Yiddish.
a white robe used by Jews, especially Orthodox Jews, as a ceremonial garment for men and as a burial shroud for both sexes: worn during worship on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, by a bridegroom during the wedding ceremony, and by the leader of the Seder on Passover.
Origin of kittel
Yiddish kitl Unabridged
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  • In the dates given at the head of the chapters I follow kittel, as a careful inquirer.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
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a white garment used as a shroud or worn by traditional Jews on Yom Kippur
Word Origin
from German Kittel, smock
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