amice

noun
am·​ice | \ˈa-məs \

Definition of amice 

: 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

First Known Use of amice

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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