Definition for MI'TER, or MI'TRE

MI'TER, or MI'TRE, n. [It. and Sp. mitra; Fr. mitre; Arm. mintr.]

  1. A sacerdotal ornament worn on the head by bishops and certain abbots, on solemn occasions. Encyc.
  2. In architecture, an angle of 45°. Encyc.
  3. In Irish history, a sort of base money or coin. Encyc.
  4. Figuratively, the dignity of bishops or abbots.

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