mortier

noun mor·tier \mȯr‧ˈtyā\

Definition of mortier

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of mortier

French, mortier, vessel in which substances are pounded or rubbed — more at mortar


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