Mitre definition

mītər
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A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, mostly recently a tall cap with two points or peaks.

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The surface forming the bevelled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made; also, a joint formed or a junction effected by two beveled ends or edges; a miter joint.
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A sort of base money or coin.
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(commonwealth) Alternative spelling of miter.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mitre
Plural:
mitres

Origin of mitre

  • From Old French mitre, from Ancient Greek μίτρα (mitra, “headband, turban").

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