dalmatic

[dal-mat-ik]
noun
  1. Ecclesiastical. a vestment worn over the alb by the deacon, as at the celebration of the Mass, and worn by bishops on some occasions, as at a coronation.
  2. a similar vestment worn by a sovereign of England at his or her coronation.

Origin of dalmatic

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French dalmatike < Late Latin Dalmatica (vestis) Dalmatian (garment). See Dalmatia, -ic
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dalmatic

noun
  1. a wide-sleeved tunic-like vestment open at the sides, worn by deacons and bishops
  2. a similar robe worn by a king at his coronation

Word Origin for dalmatic

C15: from Late Latin dalmatica (vestis) Dalmatian (robe) (originally made of Dalmatian wool)
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