What is mitre?

  • (noun): A liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions.
    Synonyms: miter
    See also — Additional definitions below


The mitre ( /ˈmaɪtər/; Greek: μίτρα, "headband" or "turban"), also spelled miter, is a type of headgear now known as the traditional, ceremonial head-dress of bishops and certain abbots in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as in the Anglican Communion, some Lutheran churches, and also bishops and certain other clergy in the Eastern Orthodox churches, Eastern Catholic Churches and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

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Landmarks In Buenos Aires - Monuments - Monumento A Bartolomé Mitre
... The Monumento a Bartolomé Mitre in the Plaza Mitre was created by the Italian sculptors Luis Calandra, David and Eduardo Rubino ... Bartolomé Mitre Martinez (1821 – 1906) was an statesman, military figure, and author ... Mitre returned to Argentina after the defeat of Rosas ...
Marcos Paz - Biography
... of Juan Manuel de Rosas in 1852 he joined Justo José de Urquiza in his fight against Bartolomé Mitre's forces in Buenos Aires, and joined Col ... Wesceslao Paunero, who was sent as an envoy by Mitre to other provincial leaders, and served briefly in his stead as Governor of Córdoba, from December 1861 to ... An erstwhile foe, Buenos Aires leader Bartolomé Mitre, befriended Paz during earlier negotiations, and nominated him as running mate for the 1862 elections ...
Mitre - Other Uses
... chess is represented by a stylised Western mitre ... The crowns of the Austrian Empire and Imperial Russia incorporated a mitre of precious metal and jewels into their design ... the Roman rite of their Coronation, the Pope placed a mitre on their heads before placing the crown over it ...
Laika (EHR Testing Framework) - CCHIT and MITRE Collaboration
... Laika is an active collaborative effort between CCHIT and The MITRE Corporation ... MITRE is leading the technical software design and is prototyping the software service ... MITRE is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that manages three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and works in partnership with the US government applying systems engineering and ...
Museo Mitre
... The Museo Mitre (Spanish) (Mitre Museum) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a museum dedicated to Argentine history, as well as to the legacy of President ...

More definitions of "mitre":

  • (noun): The surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made.
    Synonyms: miter
  • (noun): Joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner.
    Synonyms: miter joint, mitre joint, miter