Definitions for dalmaticdælˈmæt ɪk
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an open-sided vestment worn over the alb by a deacon or bishop.
a similar vestment worn by English sovereigns at their coronation.
Category: Religion, Clothing
Origin of dalmatic:
1400–50; late ME < AF dalmatike < LL Dalmatica (vestis) Dalmatian (garment). See Dalmatia , -ic
A long wide-sleeved tunic, which serves as a liturgical vestment in the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches and is worn by a deacon at the Eucharist or Mass and, although infrequently, by bishops as an undergarment above the alb.
a vestment with wide sleeves, and with two stripes, worn at Mass by deacons, and by bishops at pontifical Mass; -- imitated from a dress originally worn in Dalmatia
a robe worn on state ocasions, as by English kings at their coronation