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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sleeveless outer garment worn by a priest at mass.

Usage examples (38)
  • The color of the chasuble a priest wears often denotes a special happening in the church calendar.
  • Very prominent on the chasuble is the massive tau, with adjoining panels supporting the neckline.
  • In fact, there is thought that the chasuble is actually derived from what was originally a common form of Roman civil dress:
  • His chasuble was a full and heavy mantle in which red and white could be seen in transparency, and gleaming with jewels . . . for more
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