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labarum Syllabification: lab·a·rum
Pronunciation: /ˈlabərəm/

Definition of labarum in English:


1A banner or flag bearing symbolic motifs.
Example sentences
  • It was not until 1935 that standards and labarums were granted to artillery and engineer regiments.
  • The labarums were all over the place and when the MC called his name the place exploded.
1.1 historical Constantine the Great’s imperial standard, which bore Christian symbolic imagery fused with the military symbols of the Roman Empire.
Example sentences
  • Also the labarums the Romans have are missing an actual Chi-Rho on the top of the pole and instead they have an eagle.
  • The labarum, like the vexillium, had sometimes fringes with tassels or ribbons.
  • Never was any bearer of this holy labarum injured during fights.


Early 17th century: from late Latin, of unknown origin.

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