tunicle

[ too-ni-kuhl, tyoo- ]

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

Origin of tunicle

1
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin tunicula, equivalent to tunic(a) tunic + -ula-ule

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tunicle

/ (ˈtjuːnɪkəl) /


noun
  1. mainly RC Church the liturgical vestment worn by the subdeacon and bishops at High Mass and other religious ceremonies

Origin of tunicle

1
C14: from Latin tunicula a little tunic

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