a linen vestment with narrow sleeves, worn chiefly by priests, now invariably white in the Western Church but can be in a color in the Eastern Church.
Other definitions for alb. (2 of 3)
(in prescriptions) white.
Other definitions for Alb. (3 of 3)
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How to use alb in a sentence
He had been buried in the vestments peculiar to his office, viz., the alb and tunic.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey | Thomas Perkins
He wore, I think, a chasuble, the day when first we met; A stole and snowy alb likewise: I recollect it yet.East and West: Poems | Bret Harte
So I could see the priest in cassock, alb and stole as he would stand before some makeshift altar lit with candles.The Master of Appleby | Francis Lynde
It results from removing the chasuble and expanding the alb.Rites and Ritual | Philip Freeman
And the deacons came in and began to unrobe him, and took from him the alb and the girdle, the maniple and the stole.A House of Pomegranates | Oscar Wilde
British Dictionary definitions for alb (1 of 2)
Christianity a long white linen vestment with sleeves worn by priests and others
British Dictionary definitions for Alb. (2 of 2)
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