ep·​i·​go·​na·​tion | \ ˌepēgȯˈnä‧ˌtyȯn\
plural -s

Definition of epigonation

Eastern Orthodox Church
: a rhombic vestment usually of stiff material worn by a bishop or certain other ecclesiastical dignitaries on the right hip as a sign of authority and rank

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History and Etymology for epigonation

New Greek, diminutive of Late Greek epigonatis kneecap, from Greek epi- + gonat-, gony knee

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a servile follower or underling

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