antependium


an·te·pen·di·um

noun \ˌan-ti-ˈpen-dē-əm\
plural an·te·pen·di·ums or an·te·pen·dia\-dē-ə\

Definition of ANTEPENDIUM

:  a hanging for the front of an altar, pulpit, or lectern

Origin of ANTEPENDIUM

Medieval Latin, from Latin ante- + pendēre to hang — more at pendant
First Known Use: 1635

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