Definition of Rochet

1. n. A linen garment resembling the surplise, but with narrower sleeves, also without sleeves, worn by bishops, and by some other ecclesiastical dignitaries, in certain religious ceremonies.



2. n. The red gurnard, or gurnet. See Gurnard.

Definition of Rochet

1. a linen vestment [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rochet

1. 1. A linen garment resembling the surplise, but with narrower sleeves, also without sleeves, worn by bishops, and by some other ecclesiastical dignitaries, in certain religious ceremonies. "They see no difference between an idler with a hat and national cockade, and an idler in a cowl or in a rochet." (Burke) 2. A frock or outer garment worn in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Origin: F, dim. Fr. OHG. Rocch coat, G. Rock. The red gurnard, or gurnet. See Gurnard. Origin: Probably corrupted fr. F. Rouget the red gurnet, from rouge red. CF. Rouge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rochet

rocamboles
rocambolesque
roccella
roccellas
roccellic
roccellic acid
roccellin
roch
rochambeau
roche alum
roche moutonnee
roche moutonnée
rochelle
roches
roches moutonnées
rochet (current term)
rochets
roching cask
roching casks
rock
rock'n'roll
rock-and-roll
rock-band
rock-bottom
rock-dove
rock-dumb
rock-hard
rock-jumper
rock-jumpers
rock-ribbed

Literary usage of Rochet

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The rochet is decorated with lace or embroidered borders—broader at the hem and narrower on the ... The rochet is not a vestment pertaining to all clerics, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In the Roman Catholic Church the rochet is a tunic of white, ... The rochet is proper to, and distinctive of, prelates and bishops: but the right to wear it ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The rochet is not a vestment pertaining to all clerics, ... That the rochet possesses no liturgical character is clear both from the Decree of Urban VII ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In the Roman Catholic Church the rochet is a tunic of white, ... The rochet is proper to, and distinctive of, prelates and bishops: but the right to wear it ..."

5. Costume of Prelates of the Catholic Church: According to Roman Etiquette by John Abel Nainfa (1909)
"4- Rules Determining the Use of the rochet.—5. Canons.—6. Cotta Worn Over the rochet. 1. The rochet is a close-fitting garment of linen,1 something like a ..."

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