subcinctorium

noun sub·cinc·to·ri·um \ˌsəbˌsiŋ(k)ˈtōrēəm\
variants: or

succinctorium

\ˌsəkˌsiŋ(k)ˈtōrēəm, ÷ ˌsəˌsi-\

Definition of subcinctorium

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of subcinctorium

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


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