Definition of dalmatic in English:

dalmatic

Syllabification: dal·mat·ic
Pronunciation: /dalˈmatik
 
/

noun

  • A wide-sleeved, long, loose vestment open at the sides, worn by deacons and bishops, and by some monarchs at their coronation.
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    • During the middle ages decoration reached a height unrivalled since and dalmatics were heavily adorned.
    • Today he may omit the dalmatic for a good reason, and many bishops have dispensed with it as unnecessary.
    • Notice, too, the Cardinal Deacons in their dalmatics and simple mitres, flanking the Pope.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French dalmatique or late Latin dalmatica, from dalmatica (vestis) '(robe) of (white) Dalmatian wool', from Dalmaticus 'of Dalmatia'.

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