rationale

EnglishEdit

A rationale (vestment) of a style used by the Catholic church

EtymologyEdit

A Latin translation of the Ancient Greek λόγιον (logion) for the Hebrew חֹשֶׁן (hoshen) by St. Jerome, referring to the sacred breastplate worn by the High Priest of the Israelites, according to the Book of Exodus.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ræ.ʃəˈnɑːl/, /ræ.ʃəˈnæl/

NounEdit

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rationale (plural rationales)

  1. an explanation of the basis or fundamental reasons for something
  2. a justification or rationalization for something
  3. a liturgical vestment worn by Christian bishops of various denominations

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AdjectiveEdit

ratiōnāle

  1. the nominative singular neuter of ratiōnālis (rational, of reason)
  2. the vocative singular neuter of ratiōnālis (rational, of reason)
  3. the accusative singular neuter of ratiōnālis (rational, of reason)
Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 06:38