Definition for SAN'DAL

SAN'DAL, n. [Fr. sandale; It. sandalo; Sp. sandalia; L. sandalium; Gr. σανδαλιον. Qu. Syr. ܣܐ݂ܢ, san, to shoe. Class Sn, No. 9.]

  1. A kind of shoe, consisting of a sole fastened to the foot. The Greek and Roman ladies wore sandals of a rich stuff, ornamented with gold or silver. – Pope. Encyc.
  2. A shoe or slipper worn by the Pope and other Romish prelates when they officiate. A like sandal is worn by several congregations of monks. Encyc.

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