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chasuble

[chaz-yuh-buh l, -uh-buh l, chas-] /ˈtʃæz yə bəl, -ə bəl, ˈtʃæs-/
noun, Ecclesiastical
1.
a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the celebrant at Mass.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; < French < Late Latin casubla, unexplained variant of casula hooded cloak, Latin: little house (see casa, -ule); replacing Middle English chesible < Anglo-French < Late Latin
Related forms
chasubled, adjective
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  • Pallium, or pall, a circular band of fabric worn around the neck over the chasuble.
British Dictionary definitions for chasuble

chasuble

/ˈtʃæzjʊbəl/
noun
1.
(Christianity) a long sleeveless outer vestment worn by a priest when celebrating Mass
Word Origin
C13: from French, from Late Latin casubla garment with a hood, apparently from casula cloak, literally: little house, from Latin casa cottage
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Word Origin and History for chasuble
n.

ecclesiastical vestment, c.1300, cheisible, from Old French chesible (12c., Modern French chasuble), from Medieval Latin casubla, from Late Latin *casubula, unexplained alteration of Latin casula "a little hut," diminutive of casa "cottage, house" (see casino), used by c.400 in transferred sense of "outer garment." From the notion that hooded garments resembled or suggested little houses. The English form conformed to French from c.1600.

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Encyclopedia Article for chasuble

liturgical vestment, the outermost garment worn by Roman Catholic priests and bishops at mass and by some Anglicans and Lutherans when they celebrate the Eucharist. The chasuble developed from an outer garment worn by Greeks and Romans called the paenula or casula ("little house"), a conical or bell-shaped cloak made from a semicircular piece of cloth sewn partially up the front with an opening left for the head

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