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Miter \Mi"ter\, Mitre \Mi"tre\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Miteredor Mitred; p. pr. & vb. n. Miteringor Mitring.]

  1. To place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter. [WordNet sense 2] ``Mitered locks.''

  2. To match together, as two pieces of molding or brass rule on a line bisecting the angle of junction; to fit together in a miter joint. [WordNet sense 3]

  3. To bevel the ends or edges of, for the purpose of matching together at an angle. [WordNet sense 1]


a. 1 In materials joints, the division of an angle between two pieces, as opposed to a butt. 2 Of or pertaining to an abbot's or bishop's mitre. 3 Of or pertaining to a mitre joint.

Usage examples of "mitred".

Calling all the prelates and mitred abbots to Winchester early in April, and firmly declaring the gathering a legatine council, no mere church assembly, had ensured his supremacy at the subsequent discussions, giving him precedence over Archbishop Theobald of Canterbury, who in purely English church matters was his superior.

Morgan and Dhugal flanked him, half a pace behind, Duncan and Cardiel following, Cardiel mitred, Duncan crowned with a ducal coronet, both wearing scarlet bishops copes over their armor.

Then appeared the chaplains in surplices and grey amices, who were followed, after a short interval, by ten bishops, mitred, clothed in scarlet, with rochets and copes, and each carrying a crosier.

The bishop was also titular abbot of the Benedictine monastery in the town, and the head of the household of monks bore the title of prior, but was mitred like an abbot.