from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of mozzetta.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cape, with a small hood; -- worn by the pope and other dignitaries of the Roman Catholic Church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short ecclesiastical vestment or cape which covers the shoulders and can be buttoned over the breast, and to which a hood is attached.
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Around the neck and over the shoulders hangs the cowl, quite separate from the habit, and under it is the shoulder-cape or mozetta, which is round in front and terminates in a point at the back.
Louis Philippe endeavoured to prevent the resumption of the conferences, but the new archbishop, Mgr Affre, was firm, and merely required that the preacher should wear a canon's rochet and mozetta over his Dominican habit.
For the red cap and violet almutium of the canons he substituted the red mozetta.
Other honorary rights are: to have the processional cross carried immediately before him, to wear the mozetta or short cape, to bless the people, to precede his suffragans, and to occupy the bishop's throne, all this anywhere in the province.
Latin Rite, there are the cappa magna, the amess, the mozetta, the rochet, the biretta; in the Greek Rite the mandyas (mantle) of the bishops, and the biretta-like covering for the head called kamelaukion, which, when worn by monks or bishops, has a veil called exokamelaukion.
(mozetta) and a hood of the same colour complete their costume.
Well, he got them at last; and after a few months his regret was that he had spent nine pounds on the rochet and mozetta. "