Archiepiscopal cross

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Archiepiscopal cross the pastoral staff surmounted by a cross
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. crois (Fr. croix)—L. cruc-em, orig. an upright post to which latterly a cross-piece was added.

Usage

In literature:

Showing the archiepiscopal mass-vestments and the cross and pall.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
The archiepiscopal cross must not be confused with the crozier or pastoral staff.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
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