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Paludamentum

A distinctive mantle worn by a Roman general in the time of war. This was the “scarlet robe” in which Christ was invested. (Matt. xxvii. 28.)

“They flung on him an old scarlet paludamentum- some cast-off war-cloak with its purple laticlave from the Praetorian wardrobe.” —Farrar: Life of Christ, chap. lx. p. 429.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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