Definition of vestment
2 : a covering resembling a garment
3 : one of the articles of the ceremonial attire and insignia worn by ecclesiastical officiants and assistants as indicative of their rank and appropriate to the rite being celebrated
vestmentalplay \ves(t)-ˈmen-təl\ adjective
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Wearing vestments to look like Obi-Wan Kenobi, 3-year-old Townes Daniels of Waukegan tried to impress by showing his light saber skills with great enthusiasm.
A few of them were priests wearing vestments of the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Russian Orthodox churches.
Included in the collection will be paintings, drawings, sculpture, archaeological artifacts, decorative arts, liturgical vestments, furniture and manuscripts.
The priest, who had grown up on a farm in western Kansas, wore cowboy boots under his vestments,...
Gowns, robes and other lively vestments are on display, too.
The R. & B. singer CeeLo Green wore a gold lamé vestment and a sculpted gold face mask on the red carpet, then appeared to immediately leave, in a convertible, with both his middle fingers flapping in the breeze.
Kentucky’s clergy will soon be able to pack heat under their vestments.
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Origin and Etymology of vestment
Middle English vestement, from Anglo-French, from Latin vestimentum, from vestire to clothe
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of vestment for Students
: an outer garment especially for wear during ceremonies or by an official
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