from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The girdle of a Jewish priest or officer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Jewish antiquity, a girdle of fine linen worn by priests. Also called abanet.
- n. In surgery, a bandage resembling a Jewish priest's girdle.
The apron, or abnet, worn by the Egyptian and the Hebrew priests, and which has been considered as the analogue of the masonic apron, is supposed to have been a symbol of authority; but the use of the apron in
Thus in the Levitical economy of the Israelites the priests always wore the abnet, or linen apron, or girdle, as a part of the investiture of the priesthood.
Heb. ` abnet, the girdle of sacerdotal and state officers
Gun-powder, lo per centum ad valorem abnet Wares, Buttons, Saddles, Gloves of leather.