Definition of chasuble in English:

chasuble

Syllabification: chas·u·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈCHazəbəl, ˈCHaZH-, ˈCHas-
 
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noun

A sleeveless outer vestment worn by a Catholic or High Anglican priest when celebrating Mass, typically ornate and having a simple hole for the head.
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  • The float was preceded by hundreds of priests fully vested as for mass in albs and chasubles.
  • And if he can achieve this by putting on the chasuble of a martyred priest, and leading the Indians on their peaceful march to freedom, so be it.
  • Using Foucault's analysis, how would one decide that Neo-Gothic chasubles are homosexual while Latin chasubles are not?

Origin

Middle English: from Old French chesible, later chasuble, from late Latin casubla, alteration of Latin casula 'hooded cloak or little cottage', diminutive of casa 'house'.

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