dalmatica

Dalmatica

Dal*mat"i*ca\, n., Dalmatic \Dal*mat"ic\, n.[LL. dalmatica: cf. F. dalmatique.]

1. (R. C. Ch.) A vestment with wide sleeves, and with two stripes, worn at Mass by deacons, and by bishops at pontifical Mass; -- imitated from a dress originally worn in Dalmatia.

2. A robe worn on state ocasions, as by English kings at their coronation.
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