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STOLE, preterit tense of steal.

STOLE, noun

1. A long vest or robe; a garment worn by the priests of some denominations when they officiate. It is a broad strip of cloth reaching from the neck to the feet.

2. [Latin] A sucker; a shoot from the root of a plant, by which some plants may be propagated; written also stool.