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chasuble


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chasuble  \Chas"u*ble\,  n.  [F.  chasuble,  LL  casubula  cassibula 
  casula,  a  hooded  garment,  covering  the  person  like  a  little 
  house;  cf  It  casupola  casipola  cottage,  dim  of  L.  casa 
  cottage.]  (Eccl.) 
  The  outer  vestment  worn  by  the  priest  in  saying  Mass, 
  consisting,  in  the  Roman  Catholic  Church,  of  a  broad,  flat, 
  back  piece,  and  a  narrower  front  piece,  the  two  connected 
  over  the  shoulders  only.  The  back  has  usually  a  large  cross, 
  the  front  an  upright  bar  or  pillar,  designed  to  be 
  emblematical  of  Christ's  sufferings.  In  the  Greek  Church  the 
  chasuble  is  a  large  round  mantle.  [Written  also  {chasible}, 
  and  {chesible}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chasuble 
  n  :  a  long  sleeveless  vestment  worn  by  a  priest  when  celebrating 
  Mass 




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