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[lab-er-uh m]
noun, plural lab·a·ra [lab-er-uh] /ˈlæb ər ə/.
  1. an ecclesiastical standard or banner, as for carrying in procession.
  2. the military standard of Constantine the Great and later Christian emperors of Rome, bearing Christian symbols.
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Origin of labarum

From Late Latin, dating back to 1650–60, of obscure origin
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noun plural -ra (-rə)
  1. a standard or banner carried in Christian religious processions
  2. the military standard bearing a Christian monogram used by Constantine the Great
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Word Origin for labarum

C17: from Late Latin, of obscure origin
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