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Meaning of VESTMENT

Pronunciation:  'vestmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy
 

VESTMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 See Also: alb, cassock, chasuble, gown, humeral veil, orphrey, pallium, robe, surplice, veil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vest"ment\, n. [OE. vestement, vestiment, OF.
vestement, vestiment, F. v[^e]tement, fr. L. vestimentum, fr.
vestire to clothe, fr. vestis a garment, clothing. See
{Vest}.]
A covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress;
specifically (Eccl.), any priestly garment. ``Royal
vestiment.'' --Chaucer. ``Priests in holy vestments.''
--Shak.

      The sculptor could not give vestments suitable to the
      quality of the persons represented.      --Dryden.

 

 

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