Definition of Amice

1. n. A square of white linen worn at first on the head, but now about the neck and shoulders, by priests of the Roman Catholic Church while saying Mass.



2. n. A hood, or cape with a hood, made of lined with gray fur, formerly worn by the clergy; -- written also amess, amyss, and almuce.

Definition of Amice

1. a vestment worn about the neck and shoulders [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amice

amias
amic
amic acid
amic acids
amicabilities
amicability
amicable
amicable number
amicable numbers
amicable suit
amicable suits
amicableness
amicablenesses
amicably
amical
amice (current term)
amices
amici
amicicide
amicicides
amicite
amicitial
amicrobic
amicroscopic
amictic
amicus
amicus curiae
amicus curiae brief
amicyanin
amid

Literary usage of Amice

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"I.—amice of the Present Day. is now worn under the alb, except at Milan and Lyons, ... Medieval Method of putting on the amice. some exceptional cases, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1893)
"The amice was originally a square 01 oblong piece of linen, somewhat such as that which ... we hear, for the first time, of ornaments of (oM on the amice. ..."

3. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1902)
"In the review of my little work in December's number of the Antiquary, it is stated that the term " furred amice " which I used in reference to the Prior's ..."

4. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"... to throw, put. amice, a pilgrim's robe. ... or amice;' Cot. We also find OF amis, .... amice ..."

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