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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alb  \Alb\,  n.  [OE.  albe,  LL  alba,  fr  L.  albus  white.  Cf 
  {Album}  and  {Aube}.] 
  A  vestment  of  white  linen,  reaching  to  the  feet,  an 
  enveloping  the  person;  --  in  the  Roman  Catholic  church,  worn 
  by  those  in  holy  orders  when  officiating  at  mass.  It  was 
  formerly  worn,  at  least  by  clerics,  in  daily  life. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alb 
  n  :  a  close-sleeved  linen  liturgical  vestment  worn  by  priests 




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