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Meaning of kittel*

kit•tel

Pronunciation: (kit'l), [key]
— n. Yiddish.
  1. a white robe used by Jews, esp. Orthodox Jews, as a ceremonial garment for men and as a burial shroud for both sexes: worn during worship on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, by a bridegroom during the wedding ceremony, and by the leader of the Seder on Passover.
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