a large, rectangular mantle worn by men in ancient Greece and Rome.
a woolen vestment worn by the pope and conferred by him on archbishops, consisting, in its present form, of a narrow ringlike band that rests on the shoulders, with two dependent bands or lappets, one in front and one behind.
an altar cloth; a pall.
Anatomy. the entire cortex of the cerebrum.
Zoology. a mantle, as of a mollusk or bird.
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How to use pallium in a sentence
Nor indeed does one much want Papist Bishops, wherever they get their pallium; of them as well keep to windward!History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
The King now supposed that Anselm would receive the pallium at his royal hands, which the prelate warily refused to accept.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V | John Lord
This favor, being bought by potent arguments, was granted unwisely, and the pallium was sent to William with the greatest secrecy.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V | John Lord
When a male dons the pallium in worship, he becomes the representative of the trinity in the unity, the arba, or mystic four.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism | Thomas Inman
Figure 170 is a copy of an ancient pallium, worn by papal ecclesiastics three or four centuries ago.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism | Thomas Inman
British Dictionary definitions for pallium
a garment worn by men in ancient Greece or Rome, made by draping a large rectangular cloth about the body
mainly RC Church a woollen vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging from it front and back: worn by the pope, all archbishops, and (as a mark of special honour) some bishops
Also called: mantle anatomy the cerebral cortex and contiguous white matter
zoology another name for mantle (def. 5)
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