Definitions for vestmentˈvɛst mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vest•mentˈvɛst mənt(n.)

  1. a garment, esp. an outer garment.

    Category: Clothing

  2. vestments, attire; clothing.

    Category: Clothing

  3. an official or ceremonial robe.

    Category: Clothing

  4. one of the garments worn by the clergy and their assistants, choristers, etc., during divine service and on other occasions.

    Category: Religion

Origin of vestment:

1250–1300; < ML vestīmentum priestly robe, L: garment =vestī(re) to dress

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vestment(noun)

    gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy


  1. vestment(Noun)

    A robe or gown worn as an indication of office

  2. vestment(Noun)

    Any of the robes worn by members of the clergy etc., especially a garment worn at the celebration of the Eucharist

  3. Origin: From vestimentum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vestment(noun)

    a covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress

  2. Vestment(noun)

    any priestly garment


  1. Vestment

    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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