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Definition of "rochet" []

  • A white ceremonial vestment made of linen or lawn, worn by bishops and other church dignitaries. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rochet" in a sentence
  • "The name rochet (from the medieval roccus) was scarcely in use before the thirteenth century."
  • "Lateran Congregation is a white woolen cassock with a linen rochet, which is worn as an essential part of the daily dress."
  • "Cardinal Sigismondo Gonzaga, a very beautiful kneeling figure, robed in the habit of a Cardinal, with the rochet, which is also a portrait from life; and in front of that Cardinal is a portrait of Signora Leonora, the daughter of the same Marquis, who was then a girl, and afterwards became Duchess of Urbino."