The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dalmatica \Dal*mat"i*ca\, n., Dalmatic \Dal*mat"ic\, n.[LL. dalmatica: cf. F. dalmatique.]
(R. C. Ch.) A vestment with wide sleeves, and with two stripes, worn at Mass by deacons, and by bishops at pontifical Mass; -- imitated from a dress originally worn in Dalmatia.
A robe worn on state ocasions, as by English kings at their coronation.
Usage examples of "dalmatica".
Mamercus promised, heavyhearted, and did much that day to safeguard the mobile and monetary property of Sulla, Scaurus, Drusus, the Servilii Caepiones, Dalmatica, Cornelia Sulla, and himself.
The whole was worn over a paenula of rose-colored silk which in turn covered a dalmatica of gold-medallioned silk the same shade as fresh peaches.
Niklos had found a palanquin, Olivia had changed her dalmatica and paenula so that she was more formally attired.
He took the neck of her paenula and dalmatica in his hands and with a sudden wrenching pulled both garments apart.
By the time Niklos had found a palanquin, Olivia had changed her dalmatica and paenula so that she was more formally attired.