mortier

noun
mor·​tier | \ mȯr‧ˈtyā \
plural -s

Definition of mortier

: a headdress formerly worn by certain high functionaries of the law in France

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History and Etymology for mortier

French, mortier, vessel in which substances are pounded or rubbed

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“Mortier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mortier. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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