- one of the garments worn by the clergy and their assistants, choristers, etc., during divine service and on other occasions.
- one of the garments worn by the celebrant, deacon, and subdeacon during the celebration of the Eucharist.
Origin of vestment
Examples from the Web for vestment
The shepherd, be it remarked, has on a vestment peculiar to Blake.William Blake|Irene Langridge
His singing-gown was a vestment, and he learnt its fashioning at college.The Life of Francis Thompson|Everard Meynell
He has the charge of the vestment called the stole worn by the sovereign on state occasions.
We will put the Florentine frame at ten dollars and the vestment at fifteen.Felix O'Day|F. Hopkinson Smith
The hem of your vestment, lady: your glove is for princes; Nay, I have conn'd my distances.The Plays of Philip Massinger|Philip Massinger
British Dictionary definitions for vestment
Word Origin for vestment
Word Origin and History for vestment
c.1300, from Old French vestment (French vêtement), from Latin vestimentum "clothing, clothes," from vestire "to clothe" (see wear).