[ suhb-singk-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr- ]
/ ˌsʌb sɪŋkˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr- /

noun, plural sub·cinc·to·ri·a [suhb-singk-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-ee-uh] /ˌsʌb sɪŋkˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr i ə/. Roman Catholic Church.

an embroidered silk vestment resembling, but somewhat broader than, a maniple, worn by the pope on solemn occasions.

Nearby words

  1. subchairman,
  2. subchapter,
  3. subchaser,
  4. subchloride,
  5. subchorial space,
  6. subclass,
  7. subclassify,
  8. subclavate,
  9. subclavian,
  10. subclavian ansa

Origin of subcinctorium

1680–90; < Late Latin subcinctōrium, succinctōrium, equivalent to sub- or suc- sub- + cing(ere) to gird + -tōrium -tory2; see -ium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019