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dalmatic

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noun dal·mat·ic \dal-ˈma-tik\

Definition of dalmatic

  1. 1 :  a wide-sleeved overgarment with slit sides worn by a deacon or prelate

  2. 2 :  a robe worn by a British sovereign at his or her coronation



Origin of dalmatic

Middle English dalmatyk, from Old English dalmatice, from Late Latin dalmatica, from Latin, feminine of dalmaticus Dalmatian, from Dalmatia


First Known Use: before 12th century


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