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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A loose-fitting white ecclesiastical vestment with wide sleeves.

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  • In another context a surplice is an ecclesiastical vestment.
  • On weekdays he wore a smock-frock, which he called his surplice, with wonderful fancy stitches on the breast and back and sleeves.
  • Puritans called the surplice, and first hung up by some Puritan or
  • One of the party made a notable discovery, that the surplice was a kind of garment used by the priests of for more
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