Pronunciation: (tē-ar'u, -är'u, -âr'u), [key]
1. a jeweled, ornamental coronet worn by women.
2. Rom. Cath. Ch.a head-piece consisting of three coronets on top of which is an orb and a cross, worn by the pope, or carried before him during certain nonliturgical functions.
3. the position, authority, and dignity of the pope.
4. a high headdress, or turban, worn by the ancient Persians and others.
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