[chaz-yuh-buhl, -uh-buhl, chas-]
noun Ecclesiastical.
a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the celebrant at Mass.

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

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chasuble (ˈtʃæzjʊbəl)
Christianity a long sleeveless outer vestment worn by a priest when celebrating Mass
[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 & History

c.1300, cheisible, from O.Fr. chesible (Mod.Fr. chasuble), from M.L. cassubula, from L.L. *casipula, from L. casula, dim. of casa "cottage, house" (see casino), used by c.400 in transf. sense of "outer garment."
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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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Pallium, or pall, a circular band of fabric worn around the neck over the chasuble.
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