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
Historical Examples of pallium
Above the stola, women wore a mantle called palla or pallium.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
When, you go out with me everyone looks round as if I had a stain on my pallium.The Emperor, Complete
Peter is giving the pallium to the Pope, and a standard to Charlemagne.The Innocents Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
To the base of each bullet is attached a thin wire of pallium.The Mystery of Choice
Robert William Chambers
He acknowledged Urban as Pope, and conferred the pallium upon Anselm.