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definition of the word pall

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Old English pæll, from Latin pallium ‘cloak, covering’.

Singular
pall

Plural
palls

pall (plural palls)

  1. (archaic) Fine cloth, especially purple cloth used for robes.
  2. (Christianity) A cloth used for various purposes on the altar in a church.
  3. A heavy canvas, especially laid over a coffin or tomb.
    • 1942: Thirty years or so later, a woman was put to death for stealing the purple pall from his sarcophagus, a strange, crazy crime — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 150)


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