humeral veil

humeral veil

noun Ecclesiastical.
a fringed scarf, usually white and ornamented in the middle, worn over the shoulders by a priest or subdeacon during certain parts of a High Mass.

Origin:
1850–55

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humeral veil
 
n
RC Church Often shortened to: veil a silk shawl worn by a priest at High Mass, etc

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