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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Originally, an ample mantle, usually of costly material, similar to the pænula, or chasuble in its earlier or circular form. It was worn by the wealthy, and especially by senators, officials, and nobles. in Rome and other parts of the West during the fifth and sixth centuries.
  • n. Hence A chasuble.


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