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gremial

[ gree-mee-uhl ]
/ ˈgri mi əl /
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noun Ecclesiastical.

a cloth placed on the lap of the bishop, as during the celebration of Mass or when he confers orders.

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Origin of gremial

1555–65; <Late Latin gremiālis growing in a cluster from a stump, equivalent to Latin grem(ium) lap, bosom + -ālis-al1
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British Dictionary definitions for gremial

gremial
/ (ˈɡriːmɪəl) /

noun

RC Church a cloth spread upon the lap of a bishop when seated during Mass
C17: from Latin gremium lap
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