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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the lap
  • n. A decorated cloth placed on a bishop's lap whilst celebrating mass or ordaining priests
  • n. A bosom friend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the lap or bosom.
  • n. A bosom friend.
  • n. A cloth, often adorned with gold or silver lace, placed on the bishop's lap while he sits in celebrating mass, or in ordaining priests.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the lap or bosom.
  • Interior; pertaining to the internal affairs of a corporation or society, or confined to its members.
  • n. A bosom friend; a confidant.
  • n. One who is receiving nurture or education; specifically, a resident at a university.
  • n. Eccles., a piece of cloth, originally a towel of fine linen, later a piece of silk or damask and often adorned with gold or silver lace, placed on the lap of a bishop, during mass or ordination, to protect his vestments from the consecrated oil. A similar vestment used by the Pope is called a subcinctorium.

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