Definition of pall-bearer in English:

pall-bearer

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noun

  • A person helping to carry or officially escorting a coffin at a funeral.
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    • Four pall-bearers carried his coffin, which was decorated with wreaths of red and yellow roses, into the church.
    • Twelve pall-bearers carried the Pope's coffin from inside the basilica and laid it down in the open followed by a procession of cardinals.
    • The party followed six pall-bearers into church who carried Mr Jackson's coffin, which was adorned with a large spray of white trumpet lilies.

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