vestment

noun
vest·​ment | \ ˈves(t)-mənt How to pronounce vestment (audio) \

Definition of vestment

1a : an outer garment especially : a robe of ceremony or office
b vestments plural : clothing, garb
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

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Other Words from vestment

vestmental \ ves(t)-​ˈmen-​tᵊl How to pronounce vestmental (audio) \ adjective

Examples of vestment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This past Sunday, Father Matt stopped wearing white and went back to the everyday green vestments. Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "Fisher-Paulson book reading is more popular than expected," 15 Jan. 2020 On hand for the service were indigenous people from several tribes, some with their faces painted and wearing feathered headdresses, as well as more than 180 South American cardinals, bishops and priests, who donned green vestments like the pope. Nicole Winfield, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pope urges bold action to protect the Amazon amid fires," 6 Oct. 2019 However, a Facebook post from 2017 identified Robben — photographed wearing a crown and gold vestments — as the leader of a Russian Byzantine order raising money to build a monastery in Nevada. Washington Post, "Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes," 5 Oct. 2019 However, a Facebook post from 2017 identified Robben — photographed wearing a crown and gold vestments — as the leader of a Russian Byzantine order raising money to build a monastery in Nevada. Claudia Lauer And Meghan Hoyer, chicagotribune.com, "Without oversight, scores of accused priests live under the radar and commit crimes," 5 Oct. 2019 However, a Facebook post from 2017 identified Robben — photographed wearing a crown and gold vestments — as the leader of a Russian Byzantine order raising money to build a monastery in Nevada. Anchorage Daily News, "Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes," 5 Oct. 2019 However, a Facebook post from 2017 identified Robben _ photographed wearing a crown and gold vestments _ as the leader of a Russian Byzantine order raising money to build a monastery in Nevada. NBC News, "Almost 1,700 priests and clergy accused of sex abuse are unsupervised," 4 Oct. 2019 Wearing a clerical collar and vestments, Rev. Cheek performed Communion at Wendt’s church — the first time any female priest had conducted the sacrament in an Episcopal sanctuary. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Alison Cheek, first female priest to administer sacraments in an Episcopal church, dies at 92," 5 Sep. 2019 With his flawless French, flowing vestments, and dark-rimmed glasses, Cardinal Ortega cut an elegant figure in Cuban society. Peter Orsi, BostonGlobe.com, "Cardinal Ortega, former archbishop of Havana, at 82," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of vestment

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for vestment

Middle English vestement, from Anglo-French, from Latin vestimentum, from vestire to clothe

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The first known use of vestment was in the 13th century

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18 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Vestment.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vestment. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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vestment

noun
vest·​ment | \ ˈvest-mənt How to pronounce vestment (audio) \

Kids Definition of vestment

: an outer garment especially for wear during ceremonies or by an official

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