vestment

noun vest·ment \ ˈves(t)-mənt \

Definition of vestment

1 a :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

vestmental

play \ves(t)-ˈmen-tᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of vestment

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


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vestment

noun vest·ment \ ˈvest-mənt \

Definition of vestment for Students

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

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