vestment


vest·ment

noun \ˈves(t)-mənt\

Definition of VESTMENT

1
a :  an outer garment; especially :  a robe of ceremony or office
b plural :  clothing, garb
2
:  a covering resembling a garment
3
:  one of the articles of the ceremonial attire and insignia worn by ecclesiastical officiants and assistants as indicative of their rank and appropriate to the rite being celebrated
vest·men·tal \ves(t)-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

Origin of VESTMENT

Middle English vestement, from Anglo-French, from Latin vestimentum, from vestire to clothe
First Known Use: 13th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: vestmented
Previous Word in the Dictionary: vestlet
All Words Near: vestment

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up vestment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More