patriarchal cross

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patriarchal cross

n.
A Latin cross having two horizontal bars, of which the upper is the shorter.

patriarchal cross

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a cross with two high horizontal bars, the upper one shorter than the lower

pa′triar′chal cross′


n.
a Latin cross having a shorter crosspiece above the customary one.
[1675–85]
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Noun1.patriarchal cross - a cross with two crossbarspatriarchal cross - a cross with two crossbars    
Cross - a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
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