chasuble
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈt͡ʃæzjʊbəl/
Noun

chasuble (plural chasubles)

  1. (Christianity) The outermost liturgical vestment worn by clergy for celebrating Eucharist or Mass.
    • 1898, translated by Eleanor Marx, from the 1856 French by Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, part 3, chapter 10 (ebook ↗):
      Day broke. He saw three black hens asleep in a tree. He shuddered, horrified at this omen. Then he promised the Holy Virgin three chasubles for the church, and that he would go barefooted from the cemetery at Bertaux to the chapel of Vassonville.
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