[too-ni-kuh l, tyoo-]

noun Ecclesiastical.

a vestment worn over the alb by subdeacons, as at the celebration of the Mass, and by bishops.

Origin of tunicle

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin tunicula, equivalent to tunic(a) tunic + -ula -ule
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mainly RC Church the liturgical vestment worn by the subdeacon and bishops at High Mass and other religious ceremonies

Word Origin for tunicle

C14: from Latin tunicula a little tunic
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