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The word has been used of the breastplate worn by the Jewish High Priest, of a liturgical vestment worn by some German bishops, of a gold ornament formerly sometimes worn by bishops celebrating Mass, and in ecclesiastical contexts in a general sense of a reasoned exposition of principles, e.g. in the title of W. Durandus, Rationale Divinorum Officiorum.

Subjects: Christianity.


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