dalmatic

noun
dal·​mat·​ic | \ dal-ˈma-tik How to pronounce dalmatic (audio) \

Definition of dalmatic

1 : a wide-sleeved overgarment with slit sides worn by a deacon or prelate
2 : a robe worn by a British sovereign at his or her coronation

First Known Use of dalmatic

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dalmatic

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

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“Dalmatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dalmatic. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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