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Chasuble Chas"u*ble, n. [F. chasuble, LL. casubula, cassibula, casula, a hooded garment, covering the person like a little house; cf. It. casupola, casipola, cottage, dim of L. casa cottage.] (Eccl.) The outer vestment worn by the priest in saying Mass, consisting, in the Roman Catholic Church, of a broad, flat, back piece, and a narrower front piece, the two connected over the shoulders only. The back has usually a large cross, the front an upright bar or pillar, designed to be emblematical of Christ's sufferings. In the Greek Church the chasuble is a large round mantle. [Written also {chasible}, and {chesible}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Chesible — Ches i*ble, n. See {Chasuble}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chasuble — noun Etymology: Middle English chesible, from Anglo French chesible, chasuble, from Late Latin casubla hooded garment Date: 14th century a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the officiating priest at mass …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chasible — Chasuble Chas u*ble, n. [F. chasuble, LL. casubula, cassibula, casula, a hooded garment, covering the person like a little house; cf. It. casupola, casipola, cottage, dim of L. casa cottage.] (Eccl.) The outer vestment worn by the priest in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chasuble — Chas u*ble, n. [F. chasuble, LL. casubula, cassibula, casula, a hooded garment, covering the person like a little house; cf. It. casupola, casipola, cottage, dim of L. casa cottage.] (Eccl.) The outer vestment worn by the priest in saying Mass,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chasuble — chasubled, adj. /chaz yeuh beuhl, euh beuhl, chas /, n. Eccles. a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the celebrant at Mass. [1250 1300; < F < LL casubla, unexplained var. of casula hooded cloak, L: little house (see CASA, ULE); r. ME chesible < AF …   Universalium

  • chasuble — c.1300, cheisible, from O.Fr. chesible (12c., Mod.Fr. chasuble), from M.L. casubla, from L.L. *casubula, unexplained alteration of L. casula a little hut, dim. of casa cottage, house (see CASINO (Cf. casino)), used by c.400 in transferred sense… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chasuble — [ tʃazjʊb(ə)l] noun an ornate sleeveless outer vestment worn by a Catholic or High Anglican priest when celebrating Mass. Origin ME: from OFr. chesible, later chasuble, from late L. casubla, alt. of L. casula hooded cloak or little cottage ,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • chasuble — chas•u•ble [[t]ˈtʃæz yə bəl, ə bəl, ˈtʃæs [/t]] n. rel a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the celebrant at mass • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME chesible < AF < LL casubla, unexplained var. of casula hooded cloak …   From formal English to slang

  • chasuble — /ˈtʃæzjəbəl/ (say chazyuhbuhl) noun Ecclesiastical a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the celebrant at mass. {French (replacing Middle English chesible, from Old French), from Late Latin casubula, for Latin casula cloak, diminutive of casa… …   Australian English dictionary

  • chasuble — n. a loose sleeveless usu. ornate outer vestment worn by a priest celebrating Mass or the Eucharist. Etymology: ME f. OF chesible, later uble, ult. f. L casula hooded cloak, little cottage, dimin. of casa cottage …   Useful english dictionary

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