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Definition of "vestment" []

  • A garment, especially a robe or gown worn as an indication of office or state. (noun)
  • Ecclesiastical Any of the ritual robes worn by members of the clergy, acolytes, or other assistants at services or rites, especially a garment worn at the celebration of the Eucharist. (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 "vestment" in a sentence
  • "After this, in the Italian remains, the vestment is shorter and the sleeves narrower although the traces of the change are at first only here and there noticeable."
  • "A vestment is a ceremonial robe; a vest is a sleeveless garment now worn more by stylish women than by male business executives."
  • "You will see every kind of vestment and liturgical object."