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tunicle

[ too-ni-kuhl, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu nɪ kəl, ˈtyu- /
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noun Ecclesiastical.
a vestment worn over the alb by subdeacons, as at the celebration of the Mass, and by bishops.
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Origin of tunicle

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin tunicula, equivalent to tunic(a) tunic + -ula-ule
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British Dictionary definitions for tunicle

tunicle
/ (ˈtjuːnɪkəl) /

noun
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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