[ roch-it ]
/ ˈrɒtʃ ɪt /


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. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for rochet

/ (ˈrɒtʃɪt) /


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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