labara

labarum

[lab-er-uhm]
noun, plural labara [lab-er-uh] .
1.
an ecclesiastical standard or banner, as for carrying in procession.
2.
the military standard of Constantine the Great and later Christian emperors of Rome, bearing Christian symbols.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin, of obscure origin

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labarum (ˈlæbərəm)
 
n , pl -ra
1.  a standard or banner carried in Christian religious processions
2.  the military standard bearing a Christian monogram used by Constantine the Great
 
[C17: from Late Latin, of obscure origin]

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