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Webster 1913 Edition


Vestment

Vest′ment

,
Noun.
[OE.
vestement
,
vestiment
, OF.
vestement
,
vestiment
, F.
vêtement
, fr. L.
vestimentum
, fr.
vestire
to clothe, fr.
vestis
a garment, clothing. See
Vest
.]
A covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress
; specifically
(Eccl.)
,
any priestly garment.
“Royal vestiment.”
Chaucer.
“Priests in holy vestments.”
Shak.
The sculptor could not give
vestments
suitable to the quality of the persons represented.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vestment

VEST'MENT

,
Noun.
[L. vestimentum, from vestio, to clothe.]
A garment; some part of clothing or dress; especially some part of outer clothing; but it is not restricted to any particular garment.
The sculptor could not give vestments suitable to the quality of the persons represented.

Definition 2022


vestment

vestment

English

A bishop of the Church of Sweden wearing vestments

Noun

vestment (plural vestments)

  1. A robe or gown worn as an indication of office.
  2. Any of the robes worn by members of the clergy etc., especially a garment worn at the celebration of the Eucharist.

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