- an ecclesiastical standard or banner, as for carrying in procession.
- the military standard of Constantine the Great and later Christian emperors of Rome, bearing Christian symbols.
Origin of labarum
From Late Latin, dating back to 1650–60, of obscure origin
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Historical Examples of labara
The walls are in many places coated with stucco adorned with frescoes, including palms, doves, labara and other Christian symbols.
- a standard or banner carried in Christian religious processions
- the military standard bearing a Christian monogram used by Constantine the Great
Word Origin for labarum
C17: from Late Latin, of obscure origin
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