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A vestment resembling a surplice, used chiefly by bishops and abbots.
vestment, surplice, cassock, rochet, alb, dalmatic, chasubleView synonyms
- ‘The motives and ornaments of the sumptuously flowing white lace rochets were of the most elaborate and delicate kind.’
Middle English: from Old French, a diminutive from a Germanic base shared by German Rock coat.
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