dalmatic definition

  • noun:
    • The wide-sleeved apparel used across alb by a deacon, cardinal, bishop, or abbot on event of Mass.
    • A wide-sleeved apparel donned by an English monarch at his or her coronation.
    • A long wide-sleeved tunic, which functions as a liturgical vestment in Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches and is donned by a deacon during the Eucharist or Mass and, although infrequently, by bishops as an undergarment above the alb.
    • A loose-fitting ecclesiastical vestment with wide sleeves, provided with an opening for the passage through of your head, divided or kept partly available at the sides, and achieving to or underneath the leg.
    • The imperial mantle, resembling the ecclesiastical dalmatic, donned by leaders and emperors at coronation as well as on other crucial occasions.

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