pallium

noun
pal·li·um | \ ˈpa-lē-əm \
plural pallia\ˈpa-lē-ə \ or palliums

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 authority

b : a draped rectangular cloth worn as a cloak by men of ancient Greece and Rome

2 [ New Latin, from Latin, cloak ]

a : cerebral cortex

b(1) : the mantle of a mollusk or brachiopod

(2) : the mantle of a bird

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The pallium, fabric worn around the neck, is considered sacred and often worn during services of grave importance. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "We Interviewed 5 Cultural Appropriators at Coachella 2018," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pallium

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for pallium

Middle English, from Latin

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pallium

noun
pal·li·um | \ ˈpal-ē-əm \
plural -lia\-ē-ə \ or palliums

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