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surplice a loose white linen vestment varying from hip-length to calf-length, worn over a cassock by clergy and choristers at Christian church services. The word is recorded from Middle English, and comes via Old French from medieval Latin superpellicium, from super- ‘above’ + pellicia ‘fur garment’.

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surplice

sur·plice / ˈsərplis/ • n. a loose white linen vestment varying from hip-length to calf-length, worn over a cassock by clergy, acolytes, and choristers at Christian church services. DERIVATIVES: sur·pliced adj.

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surplice

surplice XIII. — AN. surplis, OF. sourpelis (mod. surplis) — medL. superpellicium, -eum, sb. use of n. of adj. f. SUPER- + pellicia fur garment; so called because orig. put on over furred garments worn in church.

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Surplice

Surplice (Lat., superpelliceum, ‘over-fur garment’). A Christian vestment. It is a wide-sleeved loose linen garment reaching to the knees (or lower), worn over the cassock in the course of worship.

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