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A modern dictionary of 5,679 Catholic terms (including abbreviations), both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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CARECLOTH

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A canopy of silk or similar material of varying colors used at weddings in the Middle Ages. It was held over the bride and bridegroom if neither had previously been married.