Definitions for stolestoʊl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word stole
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: pt. of steal.
an ecclesiastical vestment consisting of a narrow strip of silk or other material worn over the shoulders or, by deacons, over the left shoulder only.
Category: Clothing, Religion
a woman's shoulder scarf of fur, silk, or other material.
Origin of stole:
bef. 950; OE < L stola < Gk stolḗ robe
a wide scarf worn about their shoulders by women
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the past tense of "steal"
imp. of Steal
a long, loose garment reaching to the feet
a narrow band of silk or stuff, sometimes enriched with embroidery and jewels, worn on the left shoulder of deacons, and across both shoulders of bishops and priests, pendent on each side nearly to the ground. At Mass, it is worn crossed on the breast by priests. It is used in various sacred functions
The stole is a liturgical vestment of various Christian denominations. It consists of a band of colored cloth, formerly usually of silk, about seven and a half to nine feet long and three to four inches wide, whose ends may be straight or may broaden out. The center of the stole is worn around the back of the neck and the two ends hang down parallel to each other in front, either attached to each other or hanging loose. The stole is almost always decorated in some way, usually with a cross or some other significant religious design. It is often decorated with contrasting galloons and fringe is usually applied to the ends of the stole following Numbers 15:38-39. A piece of white linen or lace may be stitched onto the back of the collar as a sweat guard which can be replaced more cheaply than buying a new stole.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a long scarf worn by bishops and priests in the administration of the sacraments of the Church, and sometimes when preaching, as well as in symbol of authority.
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