sub·​cinc·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌsəbˌsiŋ(k)ˈtōrēəm \
variants: or succinctorium \ ˌsəkˌsiŋ(k)ˈtōrēəm , ÷ ˌsəˌsi-​ \
plural -s

Definition of subcinctorium

: a vestment consisting of an ornamental square of cloth suspended from the girdle and worn by the pope of the Roman Catholic Church when celebrating a solemn mass

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History and Etymology for subcinctorium

Late Latin, from Latin subcinctus, succinctus (past participle of subcingere, succingere to tuck up, gird about) + -orium -ory

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“Subcinctorium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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