labarum

noun
lab·​a·​rum | \ ˈla-bə-rəm How to pronounce labarum (audio) \

Definition of labarum

: an imperial standard of the later Roman emperors resembling the vexillum especially : the standard bearing the Chi-Rho adopted by Constantine after he converted to Christianity

First Known Use of labarum

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for labarum

Late Latin

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“Labarum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labarum. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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