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a linen vestment with narrow sleeves, worn chiefly by priests, now invariably white in the Western Church but can be in a color in the Eastern Church.
(in prescriptions) white.
Historical Examples

So I could see the priest in cassock, alb and stole as he would stand before some makeshift altar lit with candles.
The Master of Appleby Francis Lynde

The rochet resembles an alb, but is shorter and without sleeves.
The Worship of the Church Jacob A. Regester

Gawd’s truth, Rothschild ain’t nothink to you and me, alb, when we’ve the mind to play the great lidy and gentleman.
Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton

He next donned the alb, the symbol of purity, beginning with the right sleeve.
Abbe Mouret’s Transgression Emile Zola

When I am to blame for anything, alb is sure to be suspected.
The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson

alb (he was thinking, no doubt) was not getting much fun for his money.
The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson

I could have shouted aloud with the shrill intensity of a drowning man, “alb, save me!”
The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson

“You’ll find she won’t consider it an intrusion,” alb insisted.
The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson

Who ever heard of alb Kennedy since he went ter Berling as he told us for to mike his fortune?
Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton

I got up, and went to alb, who was standing silent at the wheel.
The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson

(Christianity) a long white linen vestment with sleeves worn by priests and others

late Old English albe, from Late Latin alba (in tunica alba or vestis alba “white vestment”), fem. of albus “white,” from PIE root *albho- “white” (cf. Greek alphos “white leprosy,” alphiton “barley meal;” Old High German albiz, Old English elfet “swan,” literally “the white bird;” Old Church Slavonic and Russian lebedi, Polish łabędź “swan;” Hittite alpash “cloud”).
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