from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. scapular
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as scapular, a.
- n. Same as 2d and 3d scapular.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the form of a scapular.
- n. Same as scapular, 1.
- n. Same as scapular, 2.
- n. Same as scapular, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. garment consisting of a long wide piece of woolen cloth worn over the shoulders with an opening for the head; part of a monastic habit
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Such a band is called a scapulary, and many miracles are attributed to its power.
After this robe had been arranged to fall in long straight folds, a kind of scapulary was put on over it, such as some religious wear, for instance the Carmelites.
This sambenito (Suco bendito or blessed sack,) is a garment (or kind of scapulary according to some writers,) worn by penitents of the least criminal class in the procession of an Auto de Fe, (a solemn ceremony held by the Inquisition for the punishment of heretics,) but sometimes worn as a punishment at other times, that the condemned one might be marked by his neighbors, and ever bear a signal that would affright and scare by the greatness of the punishment and disgrace; a plan, salutary it may be, but very grievous to the offender.
This holy woman, too poor to wear the magnificent habit of her order, which was a white robe with a scarlet scapulary, had piously put it on a little manikin, which she exhibited with complacency and which she bequeathed to the house at her death.
The Abbot had disrobed himself of his magnificent vestures of ceremony, and resumed his ordinary habit, which was a black gown, worn over a white cassock, with a narrow scapulary; a decent and venerable dress, which was calculated to set off to advantage the portly mien of
They could not, however, break him of his habit of crossing himself, but he went so far as to take off the string with a couple of brass medals the size of a sixpence, a tiny metal cross, and a square sort of scapulary which he wore round his neck.
Here were the vest and scapulary, rent and stained with blood!
Esperanza took the scapulary and obediently fastened it to her blouse with a safety pin, welcoming the new saint into her life.
Inside the trunk, Esperanza prayed to Juan Soldado, holding his statue in one hand and touching the scapulary fastened to her dress, right above her heart, with the other.
Then, when he filed for amnesty, he used a scapulary just like this one and his request was approved.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.