altar hearse

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The framework used in the erection of a temporary canopy over an altar on special occasions. The name is probably derived from a cloth-covered frame or hearse formerly used over the corpse in funerals.

MLA Citation

  • “altar hearse”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 22 August 2010. Web. 1 October 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/altar-hearse/>