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mantelletta

[man-tl-et-uh] /ˌmæn tlˈɛt ə/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
a silk or woolen sleeveless vestment reaching to the knees, worn by cardinals, bishops, and other prelates.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Italian, probably < Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellum mantle
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mantelletta

/ˌmæntɪˈlɛtə/
noun
1.
(RC Church) a sleeveless knee-length vestment, worn by cardinals, bishops, etc
Word Origin
Italian, from Old French mantelet or Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellummantle
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