Definition of Gremial

1. a. Of or pertaining to the lap or bosom.



2. n. A bosom friend.

Definition of Gremial

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the lap ¹

2. Noun. A decorated cloth placed on a bishop's lap whilst celebrating mass ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gremial

1. a lap cloth used by a bishop during a service [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gremial

greifensteinite
greige
greige goods
greiges
greigite
greillade
grein
greined
greining
greins
greisen
greisens
greisly
greith
greking
gremial (current term)
gremials
gremlin
gremlins
gremmie
gremmies
gremmy
gremolata
gremolatas
gremoulata
gremoulatas
gren
grenache
grenada
grenade

Literary usage of Gremial

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"If he be master of arts, and not a gremial, he muy take the degree of DD per saltern. .... Same as gremial, 3. The lap-cloth, which, under the name of ..."

2. Report of the commissioners by Great Britain Schools Inquiry Commission, Schools inquiry commission (1869)
"1st Class, Juniors, in Cambridge Non-gremial, 1863 ; Distinguished in Latin ... 1st Class, Seniors, in Cambridge Non-gremial, 1864 j Distinguished in Latin ..."

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