infula definition

  • noun:
    • A fillet of white wool, worn on the head by old Roman priests
    • A head covering donned by early Christian priests
    • A ribbon on a bishop's mitre
    • A sort of fillet worn by dignitaries, priests, yet others among the old Romans. It had been usually white.
    • In Rom, antiq., a flock of white and red wool, drawn into the kind of a wreath or fillet, worn on head on solemn events, as by priests and vestals, and bound toward mind of sacrificial victims.
    • Eccles.: in old chapel, a head-covering of Christian priests or bishops.
    • In medieval times, a chasuble.
    • One of the two lappets of a miter. Formerly called fanon.
    • In heraldry:
    • A cap or head-dress utilized as a bearing. Lots of types have now been utilized.
    • among the ribbons of a miter or of the electoral crown, generally represented as fringed.

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