Pall, Funeral
Pall, Funeral
A black cloth usually spread over the coffin while the obsequies are performed for a deceased person

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  • Pall (funeral) — Funeral procession arriving at the church. The coffin is covered with an elaborate red pall. Heures d Étienne Chevalier (Musée Condé, Chantilly) A pall (also called mortcloth) is a cloth which covers a casket or coffin at funerals.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Funeral Pall — • A black cloth usually spread over the coffin while the obsequies are performed for a deceased person Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Funeral Pall     Funeral Pall      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • pall-bearer — pallˈ bearer noun 1. One of the mourners at a funeral who used to hold up the corners of the pall 2. One of those carrying (or walking beside) a coffin at a funeral • • • Main Entry: ↑pall * * * ˈpall bearer [pall bearer pall bearers] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pall — • A heavy, black cloth, spread over the coffin in the church at a funeral, or over the catafalque at other services for the dead. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pall     Pall      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pall — Pall, n. [OE. pal, AS. p[ae]l, from L. pallium cover, cloak, mantle, pall; cf. L. palla robe, mantle.] 1. An outer garment; a cloak mantle. [1913 Webster] His lion s skin changed to a pall of gold. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of rich stuff… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pall|bear|er — «PL BAIR uhr», noun. one of the men who walks with or carries the coffin at a funeral, so called from the old custom of holding up the corners or edges of the pall carried over the coffin …   Useful english dictionary

  • pall-bearer — ► NOUN ▪ a person helping to carry or escorting a coffin at a funeral …   English terms dictionary

  • Pall (cloth) — A pall is a cloth which covers a casket at funerals. [CathEncy|wstitle=Pall] The word comes from the Latin pallium (cloak), through Old English. [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pall pall Definitions from Dictionary.com ] ] The use of a… …   Wikipedia

  • pall —    This Latin word (meaning cloak or covering ) refers to two different objects used in the liturgy: (1) the large decorated cloth that is spread over a casket during a funeral Mass; formerly, a funeral pall was black, symbolizing death;… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • pall — I noun 1) a rich velvet pall Syn: funeral cloth, coffin covering 2) a pall of black smoke Syn: cloud, covering, cloak, veil, shroud, layer, blanket • …   Thesaurus of popular words

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