Stole

   A long band or scarf of silk worn by the Priest around the neck and hanging down in front to about the knees. It is one of the Altar vestments and should be worn when administering any Sacrament. The stole should be of the proper color of the Church Season and may be white, green, red, violet or black. It is intended to symbolize the ropes or bands with which our Lord was bound to the pillar when He was scourged. It also signifies the yoke of patience which the Minister of Christ must bear as the servant of God. When worn by a Deacon, it is placed on the left shoulder and fastened under the right arm.
   See Vestments; also Kissing the Stole.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • Stole — • A liturgical vestment composed of a strip of material from two to four inches wide and about eighty inches long Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Stole     Stole      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Stole — Stole, n. [AS. stole, L. stola, Gr. ? a stole, garment, equipment, fr. ? to set, place, equip, send, akin to E. stall. See {Stall}.] 1. A long, loose garment reaching to the feet. Spenser. [1913 Webster] But when mild morn, in saffron stole,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stole — O.E. stole long robe, scarf like garment worn by clergymen, from L. stola robe, vestment, from Gk. stole a long robe; originally garment, equipment, from root of stellein to place, array, with a secondary sense of to put on robes, etc., from PIE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stole — Stole, imp. of {Steal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stole — Stole, n. [L. stolo, onis.] (Bot.) A stolon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stole — past of steal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • stole — stole1 [stōl] n. [ME < OE < L stola < Gr stolē, garment, orig., array, equipment < base of stellein, to place, array: for IE base see STALK1] 1. a long, robelike outer garment worn by matrons in ancient Rome 2. a long, decorated strip …   English World dictionary

  • Stole — A long strip or band of silk reaching from the neck to the feet, worn by ecclesiastics. A garment worn by ladies round the neck, differing from a necklet in being loose, and of much greater length, though sometimes it is worn short. Stoles are… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • stole — [1] ► NOUN 1) a woman s long scarf or shawl, worn loosely over the shoulders. 2) a priest s vestment worn over the shoulders. ORIGIN Greek, clothing …   English terms dictionary

  • stole — (sto l ) s. f. Terme d antiquité. Robe des personnages considérables chez les Mèdes et les Perses. •   Arrien appelle la tunique des rois de Perse adoptée par Alexandre, la stole des Mèdes, c est à dire une tunique qui descendait jusqu aux pieds …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Stole — Steal Steal (st[=e]l), v. t. [imp. {Stole} (st[=o]l); p. p. {Stolen} (st[=o] l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stealing}.] [OE. stelen, AS. stelan; akin to OFries. stela, D. stelen, OHG. stelan, G. stehlen, Icel. stela, SW. stj[ a]la, Dan. sti[ae]le, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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