A vestment proper to sub-deacons, who are clothed in it by the bishop at ordination, and like the dalmatic. Even this distinction is not, so far as we know, generally observed. It is also worn by bishops under the dalmatic when they pontificate.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “tunic”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 16 October 2021. <>