humeral veil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n humeral veil a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Humeral veil (R. C. Ch) a long, narrow veil or scarf of the same material as the vestments, worn round the shoulders by the officiating priest or his attendant at Mass, and used to protect the sacred vessels from contact with the hands.
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