gremial

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noun

gre·​mi·​al
ˈgrēmēəl sometimes ˈgrāmēˌäl
plural -s
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

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adjective

gre·​mi·​al
ˈgrēmēəl
1
: of or relating to the lap or bosom
2
archaic : having active or resident membership (as in a society or university)

Word History

Etymology

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 13 Apr. 2024.

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