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
Origin and Etymology 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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