A decorated fabric added to a bishop's lap whilst celebrating mass or ordaining priests
A bosom friend.
A bosom buddy.
A cloth, frequently adorned with silver or silver-lace, put on the bishop's lap while he sits in celebrating mass, or perhaps in ordaining priests.
A bosom buddy; a confidant.
One who receives nurture or knowledge; especially, a resident at a university.
Eccles., an item of cloth, originally a towel of fine linen, later a bit of silk or damask and sometimes adorned with gold or silver-lace, placed on the lap of a bishop, during size or ordination, to protect their vestments from the consecrated oil. The same vestment used by the Pope is called a subcinctorium.