vestments

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vestment \Vest"ment\, noun [OE. vestement, vestiment, OF. vestement, vestiment, F. v[^e]tement, fr. L. vestimentum, fr. vestire to clothe, fr. vestis a garment, clothing. See {Vest}.] A covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress; specifically (Eccl.), any priestly garment. "Royal vestiment." --Chaucer. "Priests in holy vestments." --Shak.

The sculptor could not give vestments suitable to the quality of the persons represented. --Dryden.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

vestment

noun

1: gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy


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