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1. Roman Catholic Church
a. A monk's sleeveless outer garment that hangs from the shoulders and sometimes has a cowl.
b. A pair of pieces of cloth joined by shoulder bands and worn under clothing on the chest and back as a sacramental, sometimes entailing lay affiliation with a religious order.
2. One of the feathers covering the shoulder of a bird.
adj. also scap·u·lar·y (-lĕr′ē) Anatomy
Of or relating to the shoulder or scapula.

[Middle English scapulare, from Late Latin scapulāre, from neuter of scapulāris, pertaining to the shoulders or scapulae, from scapula, shoulder; see scapula.]
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Noun1.scapulary - garment consisting of a long wide piece of woolen cloth worn over the shoulders with an opening for the head; part of a monastic habit
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
monastic habit - a long loose habit worn by monks in a monastery
References in classic literature ?
They could not, however, break him of his habit of cross- ing himself, but he went so far as to take off the string with a couple of brass medals the size of a sixpence, a tiny metal cross, and a square sort of scapulary which he wore round his neck.
A shoulder trauma series including AP view, scapulary view and axillary view of injured shoulder should be the standard radiographic investigation.
Jacomo (2009) also supports this idea by the description of 8 drainage currents from the proximal portion of the upper limb: basilic, cephalic, pre-bicipital, posteromedial, posterior, posterolateral, brachial and deep brachial; of which only 2 are derivative, do not direct to axillary nodes, the cephalic (supra-claviculary nodes) and the posterior (posterior scapulary nodes).