tunicle

tunicle

[too-ni-kuhl, tyoo-]
noun Ecclesiastical.
a vestment worn over the alb by subdeacons, as at the celebration of the Mass, and by bishops.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin tunicula, equivalent to tunic(a) tunic + -ula -ule

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tunicle (ˈtjuːnɪkəl)
 
n
chiefly RC Church the liturgical vestment worn by the subdeacon and bishops at High Mass and other religious ceremonies
 
[C14: from Latin tunicula a little tunic]

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