vest·ment || 'vestmənt n. robe indicating rank or office; clerical garment (especially one worn during a religious ceremony)

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  • Vestments — • According to the rules of the Church or from ecclesiastical usage, are to be worn by the clergy in performing the ceremonies of the services of the Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Vestments     Vestments …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • vestments —    Over the centuries, A complex set of vestments, or clothing, was developed for Christian priests when officiating at the Mass and in their daily movements. Different garments were prescribed for deacons, priests, and bishops. All Reformation… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Vestments —    It has been pointed out that The clergy and all who act ministerially in divine service are clad in surplices and other vestments, not that they may have a decent and uniform appearance in sight of the congregation, but as wearing robes… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • vestments — [[t]ve̱stmənts[/t]] N PLURAL Vestments are the special clothes worn by priests during church ceremonies …   English dictionary

  • vestments — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. canonicals (see clothing). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. garments, robes, gowns, garb, attire, raiment, official robes; see also clothes …   English dictionary for students

  • Vestments —    The special dress worn by clergy during liturgical services …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Vestments — the ceremonial clothing of the clergy …   Medieval glossary

  • vestments —  Облачения …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • vestments —    This term (from the Latin vestire, meaning to clothe ) refers to the liturgical garments worn by clergy and other ministers at ceremonies …   Glossary of theological terms

  • vestments — ▶ noun ROBES, clothes, garments, attire, costume, garb, uniform, trappings, finery, regalia. See list at clerical …   Useful english dictionary

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