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
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Examples from the Web for rochet
Historical Examples of rochet
The rochet resembles an alb, but is shorter and without sleeves.
And there was he, a-running about the house with his rochet on him, and all trailing in the mire.
The bishop was to wear a rochet, a surplice or albe, and a cope or vestment.
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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