- a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the celebrant at Mass.
Origin of chasuble
Examples from the Web for chasuble
Historical Examples of chasuble
The chasuble is sometimes ornamented with very rich needlework.The Worship of the Church
Jacob A. Regester
And Clement writes that he has bought such a love of a chasuble.A Temporary Dead-Lock
Thomas A. Janvier
Foureau: "Let us rather occupy ourselves with our chasuble!"Bouvard and Pcuchet
One form, called the casula, is of interest to us because it is the forerunner of the chasuble.The Heritage of Dress
Wilfred Mark Webb
It never had a doctrinal significance like the chasuble or casula.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)
Thomas M. Lindsay
- Christianity a long sleeveless outer vestment worn by a priest when celebrating Mass
Word Origin for chasuble
ecclesiastical vestment, c.1300, cheisible, from Old French chesible (12c., Modern French chasuble), from Medieval Latin casubla, from Late Latin *casubula, unexplained alteration of Latin casula "a little hut," diminutive of casa "cottage, house" (see casino), used by c.400 in transferred sense of "outer garment." From the notion that hooded garments resembled or suggested little houses. The English form conformed to French from c.1600.