pallbearer definition

  • noun:
    • among the people holding or attending a coffin at a funeral.
    • person who holds a corner of this pall over a coffin or casket.
    • One asked to carry or keep the casket at a funeral.
    • one particular who attend the coffin at a funeral; -- so-called from the pall becoming formerly held by all of them.
    • person who with others attends the coffin at a funeral: so-called through the old customized of holding the corners and edges associated with pall due to the fact coffin ended up being carried, whether on a car or by males.
    • among mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral

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