A train in clothing
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is the long back portion of a skirt
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or dress that writes a trail on the ground behind the wearer in ruler
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, or a separate trailing overskirt. It is a common part of a court dress
Court uniform and dress
- Court dress :On formal royal occasions in monarchies the dress worn by those present is prescribed by official regulations.Court dress is worn by all men not entitled to court uniform or military uniform on all occasions of state where such are customarily worn...
or a wedding dress
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In the Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
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the cappa magna (literally, "great cape"), a form of mantle, is a voluminous ecclesiastical vestment with a long train. Cardinals
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s, and certain other honorary prelate
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s are entitled to wear the cappa magna.