mantelletta definition

  • noun:
    • A knee-length, sleeveless vestment donned by Roman Catholic prelates.
    • A sleeveless, knee-length vestment worn by Roman Catholic prelates.
    • A silk or woolen vestment without sleeves worn by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and prelates associated with the Roman court. It's a low collar, is fastened right in front, and reaches virtually towards the legs.

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