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a stiff square cap with three or four upright projecting pieces extending from the center of the top to the edge, worn by ecclesiastics.
Historical Examples

Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England Edward L. Cutts
Luca Signorelli Maud Cruttwell
St. Nicholas George H. McKnight
A Tatter of Scarlet S. R. Crockett
Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris
Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
Earl Hubert’s Daughter Emily Sarah Holt
The Hypocrite Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Wagner as I Knew Him Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger

(RC Church) a stiff clerical cap having either three or four upright pieces projecting outwards from the centre to the edge: coloured black for priests, purple for bishops, red for cardinals, and white for certain members of religious orders


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