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gremial

[gree-mee-uh l] /ˈgri mi əl/
noun, Ecclesiastical
1.
a cloth placed on the lap of the bishop, as during the celebration of Mass or when he confers orders.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Late Latin gremiālis growing in a cluster from a stump, equivalent to Latin grem(ium) lap, bosom + -ālis -al1
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gremial

/ˈɡriːmɪəl/
noun
1.
(RC Church) a cloth spread upon the lap of a bishop when seated during Mass
Word Origin
C17: from Latin gremium lap
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