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Meaning of dalmatic

dal•mat•ic

Pronunciation: (dal-mat'ik), [key]
— n.
  1. a vestment worn over the alb by the deacon, as at the celebration of the Mass, and worn by bishops on some occasions, as at a coronation.
  2. a similar vestment worn by a sovereign of England at his or her coronation.
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