Red Hats

Red Hats

noun
the original sect of Tibetan Buddhist monks, whose doctrines were much influenced by the earlier Bön religion.
Compare Yellow Hats.
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red hat

noun
1.
the broad-brimmed official hat of a Roman Catholic cardinal, symbolic of the office or rank of a cardinal.
2.
a cardinal.
Also called scarlet hat.


Origin:
1590–1600

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red hat
 
n
1.  the broad-brimmed crimson hat given to cardinals as the symbol of their rank and office
2.  the rank and office of a cardinal

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