Definition of pallium
1a : a white woolen band with pendants in front and back worn over the chasuble by a pope or archbishop as a symbol of full episcopal authorityb : a draped rectangular cloth worn as a cloak by men of ancient Greece and Rome
2 [New Latin, from Latin, cloak] a : cerebral cortexb (1) : the mantle of a mollusk or brachiopod (2) : the mantle of a bird
Origin and Etymology of pallium
Middle English, from Latin
First Known Use: 12th century
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