from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A vestment resembling a shawl worn over the shoulders and arms, allowing one to hold an object for ceremonial purposes without directly touching it.

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  • noun a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl


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