gremial

noun
gre·​mi·​al | \ ˈgrēmēəl sometimes ˈgrāmēˌäl \
plural -s

Definition of gremial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : a full or resident member (as of a society or university)
2 or gremial veil : a lap cloth laid across the knees of a bishop seated at mass or other services

gremial

adjective
gre·​mi·​al | \ ˈgrēmēəl \

Definition of gremial (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to the lap or bosom
2 archaic : having active or resident membership (as in a society or university)

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History and Etymology for gremial

Noun

Latin gremium lap, bosom + English -al

Adjective

Latin gremium + English -al

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“Gremial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gremial. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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