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A white vestment worn by clergy and servers in some Christian Churches.
vestment, surplice, cassock, rochet, alb, dalmatic, chasubleView synonyms
- ‘He was fully vested, with a blue brocade chasuble over his white alb.’
- ‘It seems that all celebrants came from the same place, wearing the same white albs, the same colored stoles, and performed almost the same gestures.’
- ‘I begin to have visions of the vest bulging awkwardly beneath my white alb.’
- ‘The alb was a long white tunic reaching to the ankles and with long sleeves, made from white linen or wool.’
- ‘The float was preceded by hundreds of priests fully vested as for mass in albs and chasubles.’
Old English albe, from ecclesiastical Latin tunica (or vestis) alba white garment from Latin albus white.
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