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Astronomy = armillary sphere.
2A stole worn by the British sovereign at his or her coronation.
Chiefly Archaeol. An arm-ring or bracelet.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Oliver (d. ?1610), mathematician and physician. From classical Latin armilla armband, bracelet, metal hoop, ring, washer, socket, in post-classical Latin also stole, armillary sphere from armus shoulder + -illa.
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