- 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.
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Origin of vestment
OTHER WORDS FROM vestmentvest·men·tal [vest-men-tl], /vɛstˈmɛn tl/, adjectivevest·ment·ed, adjectivesub·vest·ment, nounsu·per·vest·ment, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for vestment
This clerical vestment, embroidered in about 1300 in England, is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
On the wall hung a piece of an ecclesiastical vestment, red and embroidered with gold.The conquest of Rome|Matilde Serao
They are but secular things after all; the things that are eternal reach deeper than creed or vestment.The Cornwall Coast|Arthur L. Salmon
Amphibalus, am-fib′a-lus, n. an ecclesiastical vestment like the chasuble.
This mode lasted some time; for in 1538, Barbara Mason bequeathed to a church a “vestment of green silk beaten with gold.”Needlework As Art|Marian Alford
Then just in front of them the priest in his white vestment, standing exposed, and just baldly beginning an address.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence