a consecrated linen or silk cloth, kept on an altar, to which is sewn a linen or silk bag containing relics of saints.
a segment or division of the body having a corresponding segment or division that is opposite to it relative to the longitudinal axis of the body. a similar part in a radially symmetrical animal. noun a part or organ of a bilaterally or radially symmetrical organism that corresponds to a similar structure on the other […]
n. 1590s, from Greek antimetabole, from anti- “opposite” (see anti-) + metabole “turning about” (see metabolism).
modern character, tendencies, or values; adherence to or sympathy with what is modern. a modern usage or characteristic. (initial capital letter) Theology. the movement in Roman Catholic thought that sought to interpret the teachings of the Church in the light of philosophic and scientific conceptions prevalent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: condemned […]