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At the sound of a tap, dozens of young men clad in black cassocks and white surplices rise from kneeling positions to watch two of their brother priests begin a chant.
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Origin and Etymology of surplice
SURPLICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of surplice for English Language Learners
: a loose, white piece of clothing that is worn by priests or singers at church services
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