Umbrella in ecclesiastical ceremony, is borne over bishops and priests during solemn processions at councils, and at other high solemnities, especially during processions of the blessed sacrament. The name was also applied to a kind of baldacchino of red velvet, with golden summits, erected in 1550 over the altar of Winchester College. See Lee, Gloss. of Liturg. Terms, s.v.; Walcott, Sac. Archceöl. s.v.

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