rochet

noun
roch·​et | \ ˈrä-chət How to pronounce rochet (audio) \

Definition of rochet

: a white linen vestment resembling a surplice with close-fitting sleeves worn especially by bishops and privileged prelates

First Known Use of rochet

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rochet

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French *roc coat, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roc coat

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“Rochet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rochet. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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