humeral veil


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.

Nearby words

  1. hume,
  2. hume's law,
  3. hume, david,
  4. humectant,
  5. humeral,
  6. humeroradial,
  7. humeroscapular,
  8. humeroulnar,
  9. humerus,
  10. humic

Origin of humeral veil

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for humeral veil

humeral veil

noun

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