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English definition of “surplice”

surplice

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɜː.plɪs/ us    /ˈsɝː-/ specialized
a white, loose piece of clothing, worn over other clothing during religious ceremonies by some Christian priests and members of groups who sing in churchesCeremonial clothes and objectsClothes which cover most of the body
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