ETYM Latin See Pall the garment.
1. Roman Catholic Church; a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back.
2. A cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome.
White woollen band symbolising archbishop's authority.
Roman Catholic, white woolen band worn round shoulders by pope and archibishops; Medicine, cerebral cortex.
Woven vestment worn by the pope and by Catholic primates and archbishops. It is Y-shaped, falling across the shoulders, back and front.