pectoral cross


Definition of pectoral cross

: a cross worn on the breast especially by a prelate

Examples of pectoral cross in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the scene of the documentary is identical to the Televisa interview, including the yellow background, a chair in the corner and slightly off-center placement of the chain of Francis' pectoral cross. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Oct. 2020 In that melee, Bishop Silvio Báez, auxiliary bishop of Managua, was punched in the stomach as an assailant tried to steal his pectoral cross. José De Córdoba |, WSJ, 23 July 2018

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First Known Use of pectoral cross

1728, in the meaning defined above

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“Pectoral cross.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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