noun, plural pal·li·a [pal-ee-uh] /ˈpæl i ə/, pal·li·ums.
- 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.
Origin of pallium
Examples from the Web for pallium
Above the stola, women wore a mantle called palla or pallium.Museum of Antiquity|L. W. Yaggy
But, whatever had been his part in the schism, Cranmer had received his Pallium from the Pope.History of the English People|John Richard Green
He acknowledged Urban as Pope, and conferred the pallium upon Anselm.
Then he went to Rome to receive the pallium and, returning to his native land, put himself at the head of the reform party.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church|Alexander Clarence Flick
For one thing he urged that the price extorted from the English archbishops for the pallium was too high.Canute the Great|Laurence Marcellus Larson