- 1A chasuble or other robe worn by the clergy or choristers during services: a priest in green vestments came and preached a long sermonMore example sentences
- The liturgical vestments worn by the priest also indicate this.
- This holiday celebration began in the morning, with clergy clad in white vestments and a choir singing Gregorian chant.
- Peg was gifted with her hands and made numerous vestments for the clergy through her association with the Apostolic Workers.
- 1.1 • archaic A garment, especially a ceremonial or official robe.More example sentences
- One of the other threads (comparing orthodox medicine/psychiatric techniques to magickal ones) got me thinking about the role of clothing: uniforms, robes, ceremonial vestments, whatever.
- So the whole ritual is a sublimated performance in glittering vestments and ceremonial gestures which transform everydayness into a quasi-encounter with the otherworldly.
- Study, then, is a habit as desirable as her religious vestments, the garb of potential spiritual insight.
Middle English: from Old French vestiment, from Latin vestimentum, from vestire 'clothe' (see vest).
More definitions of vestmentDefinition of vestment in:
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