Definitions for vestmentˈvɛst mənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a garment, esp. an outer garment.
vestments, attire; clothing.
an official or ceremonial robe.
one of the garments worn by the clergy and their assistants, choristers, etc., during divine service and on other occasions.
Origin of vestment:
1250–1300; < ML vestīmentum priestly robe, L: garment =vestī(re) to dress
gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy
A robe or gown worn as an indication of office
Any of the robes worn by members of the clergy etc., especially a garment worn at the celebration of the Eucharist
Origin: From vestimentum
a covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress
any priestly garment
Vestments are liturgical garments and articles associated primarily with the Christian religion, especially among the Eastern Orthodox, Catholics, Anglicans, and Lutherans. Many other groups also make use of vestments, but this was a point of controversy in the Protestant Reformation and sometimes since - notably during the Ritualist controversies in England in the 19th century. For other garments worn by clergy, see also clerical clothing.
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