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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An ornamental band hung as an ecclesiastical vestment on the left arm as a symbol of a deacon's early table ministration.

Usage examples (37)
  • The maniple is not used, and the deacon and subdeacon wear dalmatic and tunicle.
  • In the Greek Rite the vestment that corresponds to the maniple is the epigonation.
  • For the subdeacon the maniple is the liturgical sign of his rank, and at ordination is placed on his left arm by the bishop himself.
  • Note that the maniple of the centurial tribune is now at eighty percent strength, hence this maniple is usually assigned to kitchen duties. for more
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