[ chaz-yuh-buhl, -uh-buhl, chas- ]

  1. a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the celebrant at Mass.

Origin of chasuble

1250–1300; <French <Late Latin casubla, unexplained variant of casula hooded cloak, Latin: little house (see casa, -ule); replacing Middle English chesible<Anglo-French <Late Latin

Other words from chasuble

  • chas·u·bled, adjective

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How to use chasuble in a sentence

  • "He doesn't know the difference between a chasuble and a black gown," said Michael.

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  • He wore, I think, a chasuble, the day when first we met; A stole and snowy alb likewise: I recollect it yet.

  • But, whatsoe'er they do or say, I'll build a Christian's hope On incense and on altar-lights, on chasuble and cope.

  • There was a worn place in a chasuble that needed some touches of her needle; Father Anselm had asked her to see to it.

    Through the Wall | Cleveland Moffett
  • Amphibalus, am-fib′a-lus, n. an ecclesiastical vestment like the chasuble.

British Dictionary definitions for chasuble


/ (ˈtʃæzjʊbəl) /

  1. Christianity a long sleeveless outer vestment worn by a priest when celebrating Mass

Origin of chasuble

C13: from French, from Late Latin casubla garment with a hood, apparently from casula cloak, literally: little house, from Latin casa cottage

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