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mitre

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Definition: mitre
(Greek mitra, "turban"). Liturgical headdress of a bishop. In the Eastern Church it resembles a crown similar in form to that worn by Byzantine Emperors. In the Western Church it is shield-shaped and made of embroidered satin, which is often jewelled. Two fringed pieces hang down in the back.
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Title mitre
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Last UpdatedJanuary 28, 2021
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MLA Citation “mitre.” ReligionFacts.com. 28 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021. <religionfacts.com/mitre>