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patriarchal cross

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noun
  1. a Latin cross having a shorter crosspiece above the customary one.

Origin of patriarchal cross

First recorded in 1675–85
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British Dictionary definitions for patriarchal cross

patriarchal cross

noun
  1. a cross with two high horizontal bars, the upper one shorter than the lower
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