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A bishop of the Church of Sweden wearing vestments

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French vestement (compare French vêtement), from Latin vestīmentum. Surface analysis vest +‎ -ment.

NounEdit

vestment (plural vestments)

  1. (archaic) An article of clothing, especially an outer garment.
  2. A robe, gown, or other article of clothing worn as an indication of office.
  3. Any of the special articles of clothing worn by members of the clergy etc., especially a garment worn at the celebration of the Eucharist.
  4. (in the plural) Clothing.

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  • vestment at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • vestment in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911