Definition of alb in English:

alb

Syllabification: alb

noun

A white vestment worn by clergy and servers in some Christian Churches.
More example sentences
  • He was fully vested, with a blue brocade chasuble over his white alb.
  • It seems that all celebrants came from the same place, wearing the same white albs, the same colored stoles, and performed almost the same gestures.
  • I begin to have visions of the vest bulging awkwardly beneath my white alb.

Origin

Old English albe, from ecclesiastical Latin tunica (or vestis) alba 'white garment', from Latin albus 'white'.

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