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noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a silk veil falling over the shoulders and extending down the arms and over the hands, worn by acolytes who carry the miter and crosier at a Pontifical Mass.
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Origin of vimpa

< Medieval Latin < Germanic; see wimple
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