a vestment of linen or lawn, resembling a surplice, worn especially by bishops and abbots.

Origin of rochet

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French: outer garment < Germanic; compare Old English rocc outer garment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rochet

Historical Examples of rochet

  • The rochet resembles an alb, but is shorter and without sleeves.

    The Worship of the Church

    Jacob A. Regester

  • And there was he, a-running about the house with his rochet on him, and all trailing in the mire.

    Robin Tremayne

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • The bishop was to wear a rochet, a surplice or albe, and a cope or vestment.

    The Heritage of Dress

    Wilfred Mark Webb

  • At the end of an hour, my anxiety brings me back to Rochet's bedside.

  • Little Rochet awoke to a reality full of darkness and despair.

British Dictionary definitions for rochet



a white surplice with tight sleeves, worn by bishops, abbots, and certain other Church dignitaries

Word Origin for rochet

C14: from Old French, from roc coat, outer garment, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German roc coat
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