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tunicle

[too-ni-kuh l, tyoo-] /ˈtu nɪ kəl, ˈtyu-/
noun, Ecclesiastical
1.
a vestment worn over the alb by subdeacons, as at the celebration of the Mass, and by bishops.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin tunicula, equivalent to tunic(a) tunic + -ula -ule
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tunicle

/ˈtjuːnɪkəl/
noun
1.
(mainly RC Church) the liturgical vestment worn by the subdeacon and bishops at High Mass and other religious ceremonies
Word Origin
C14: from Latin tunicula a little tunic
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