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amice

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noun am·ice \ˈa-məs\

Definition of amice

  1. :  a liturgical vestment made of an oblong piece of cloth usually of white linen and worn about the neck and shoulders and partly under the alb



Origin and Etymology of amice

Middle English amis, modification of Anglo-French amit, from Medieval Latin amictus, from Latin, cloak, from amicire to wrap around, from am-, amb- around + jacere to throw — more at ambi-, jet


First Known Use: 13th century

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