[ man-tl-et-uh ]
/ ˌmæn tlˈɛt ə /
noun Roman Catholic Church.
a silk or woolen sleeveless vestment reaching to the knees, worn by cardinals, bishops, and other prelates.
Origin of mantelletta
1850–55; < Italian, probably < Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellum mantle
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The plates are handed to Him by prelates of mantelletta, and during the ceremony one of His chaplains reads a spiritual book.The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome|Charles Michael Baggs
British Dictionary definitions for mantelletta
/ (ˌmæntɪˈlɛtə) /
RC Church a sleeveless knee-length vestment, worn by cardinals, bishops, etc
Word Origin for mantelletta
Italian, from Old French mantelet or Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellum mantle
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