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- n. The liturgical vestment worn by priests and bishops of the Orthodox Church as the symbol of their priesthood, corresponding to the Western stole.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. Ch., a priest's stole, as distinguished from the orarion, or deacon's stole.
From Byzantine Greek ἐπιτραχήλιον, from Ancient Greek ἐπιτραχήλιος ("on the neck"). (Wiktionary)