- 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.
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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.
This favor, being bought by potent arguments, was granted unwisely, and the pallium was sent to William with the greatest secrecy.
When a male dons the pallium in worship, he becomes the representative of the trinity in the unity, the arba, or mystic four.
Figure 170 is a copy of an ancient pallium, worn by papal ecclesiastics three or four centuries ago.