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stole1 / stōl/ • n. a woman's long scarf or shawl, esp. fur or similar material, worn loosely over the shoulders. ∎  of a strip of fabric used as an ecclesiastical vestment, worn over the shoulders and hanging down to the knee or below. stole2 • past of steal.

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stole

stole a priest's silk vestment worn over the shoulders and hanging down to the knee or below. Recorded from Old English (in the senses ‘long robe’ and ‘priest's vestment’), the word comes via Latin from Greek stolē ‘clothing’.

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stole (arch.) long robe; (eccl.) vestment consisting of a narrow strip of stuff worn over and hanging from the shoulders. OE. stole fem., stol n. — L. stola — Gr. stolḗ equipment, clothing, garment, f. *stol- *stel- place, array, lead, send.

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Stole. A Christian eucharistic vestment, hung round the neck (or, by a deacon, over the left shoulder). It is coloured according to season. The equivalents for the Orthodox are epitrachelion (for priests) and orarion for deacons.

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