Ecclesiastical. a vestment worn over the alb by the deacon, such as at the celebration of the Mass, and worn by bishops on some occasions, such as at a coronation.
a vestment similar to a deacon's, worn by a sovereign of England at their coronation.
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How to use dalmatic in a sentence
A long dalmatic of light material, thrown over his rich armor, kept the latter from being heated in the burning rays of the sun.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
This dalmatic must be ranked first and highest among ecclesiastical embroideries.Needlework As Art | Marian Alford
The tunicle, worn underneath the dalmatic, was similar to it in shape, but made of linen.A Handbook of Pictorial History | Henry W. Donald
The dalmatic was a garment shorter than the alb, slit up for a distance on either side.A Handbook of Pictorial History | Henry W. Donald
Over the dalmatic comes the imperial mantle which seems to have been originally a chasuble, but is now slit up in front.The Heritage of Dress | Wilfred Mark Webb
British Dictionary definitions for dalmatic
a wide-sleeved tunic-like vestment open at the sides, worn by deacons and bishops
a similar robe worn by a king at his coronation
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