Definition of cope
- The priest wore a cope for the benediction.
- … the dark sky's starry cope …
- —P. B. Shelley
committed their nefarious deeds under the dark cope of night
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use: circa 1901See Words from the same year
: a long, loose piece of clothing that is worn by a priest on special occasions
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