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noun Ecclesiastical.

a fringed scarf, usually white and ornamented in the middle, worn over the shoulders by a priest or subdeacon during certain parts of a High Mass.

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Origin of humeral veil

First recorded in 1850–55
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humeral veil

noun

RC Church a silk shawl worn by a priest at High Mass, etcOften shortened to: veil
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