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. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 August 2010. Web. 25 April 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/altar-hearse/>