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date: 15 October 2019

stole. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

A liturgical vestment consisting of a long strip of coloured material. Its origin is doubtful. It was possibly first used in the manner of a scarf or a handkerchief in the E., where the deacon's stole is first mentioned in the 4th cent. In the W. it is first attested for Spain in the 6th cent. When it came to Rome in the 8th cent. it was worn under the ... ...

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