- A vestment worn by the Subdeacon or Epistoler at the celebration of the Holy Communion; somewhat similar to the Dalmatic worn by the Deacon or Gospeler, but shorter, narrower and not so elaborately embroidered.
American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. William James Miller, M.A., B.D.. 1901.
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tunicle — /tooh ni keuhl, tyooh /, n. Eccles. a vestment worn over the alb by subdeacons, as at the celebration of the Mass, and by bishops. [1350 1400; ME < L tunicula, equiv. to tunic(a) tunic + ula ULE] * * * … Universalium
Tunicle — Part of the vestment worn by a bishop next to the *dalmatic during celebration of the Eucharist … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases