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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to cast off or become cast off

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