rationale

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹæ.ʃəˈnɑːl/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹæ.ʃəˈnæl/
  • Rhymes: -æl

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) From Latin ratiōnāle.

Noun[edit]

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rationale (plural rationales or rationalia)

  1. An explanation of the basis or fundamental reasons for something. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. A justification or rationalization for something. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
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Etymology 2[edit]

A rationale (vestment) of a style used by the Catholic church

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) From Latin ratiōnāle.

Noun[edit]

rationale (plural rationales)

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  1. (rare, religion) A liturgical vestment worn by some Christian bishops of various denominations.
    • 2015, Gregory Dipippo, "Rationale Worn by the Bishop of Eichstätt"[1]
      the local bishop, H.E. Gregor Maria Hanke, is shown wearing that rarest of liturgical garments, the rationale.
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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ratiōnāle

  1. nominative/vocative/accusative singular neuter of ratiōnālis (rational, of reason)

Noun[edit]

ratiōnāle n (genitive ratiōnālis); third declension

  1. The breastplate worn by Israelite high priests (Translation of λογεῖον (logeîon) or λόγιον (lógion, oracle) in the Septuagint version of Exodus 28.)
    • Vulgate Bible, Exodus 28:15
      Rationale quoque iudicii facies opere polymito iuxta texturam superumeralis ex auro hyacintho et purpura coccoque bis tincto et bysso retorta (And you shall make the breastplate of judgment with skillful work; like the work of the ephod you shall make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shall you make it.)
  2. a rationale worn by a bishop

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ratiōnāle ratiōnālia
Genitive ratiōnālis ratiōnālium
Dative ratiōnālī ratiōnālibus
Accusative ratiōnāle ratiōnālia
Ablative ratiōnālī ratiōnālibus
Vocative ratiōnāle ratiōnālia

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