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- another term for scapular (sense 1 of the noun, scapulary sense 3 of the noun)
- ‘They could not, however, break him of his habit of crossing 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.’
Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French eschapeloyre, based on late Latin scapulare (see scapular).
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