from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vestment worn on solemn occasions by the Pope, similar in shape to a maniple, and hanging on his left side from a cincture or girdle (also called succinctorium or subcingulum) answering to the lower of the two girdles formerly worn by bishops with a similar pendent ornament, sometimes on both sides.
  • n. Same as subcingulum.


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  • The Century Dictionary tells us it is "similar in shape to a maniple."

    January 12, 2011