Definitions for mozzettamoʊˈzɛt ə, moʊtˈsɛt ə; -ˈsɛt eɪ
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moz•zet•tamoʊˈzɛt ə, moʊtˈsɛt ə; -ˈsɛt eɪ(n.)(pl.)-zet•tas, -zet•te
a short hooded cape that can be buttoned over the breast, worn by the pope, cardinals, and other Roman Catholic dignitaries.
Origin of mozzetta:
1765–75; < It, aph. var. of almozzetta
a cape, with a small hood; -- worn by the pope and other dignitaries of the Roman Catholic Church
The mozzetta is a short elbow-length cape that covers the shoulders and is buttoned over the breast. It is worn over the rochet or cotta as part of choir dress by some of the clergy of the Catholic Church, among them the pope, cardinals, bishops, abbots, canons and religious superiors. There used to be a small hood on the back of the mozzette of bishops and cardinals, but this was discontinued by Pope Paul VI. The hood, however, was retained in the mozzette of certain canons and abbots, and also in that of the popes.
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