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- n. A hood or cape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as amice, a hood or cape.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as amice.
"almuce", a fur-lined tippet and hood, still retained at Rome and elsewhere by the canons of cathedral and collegiate churches, and now practically confined to them.
The tippet was an academic adaptation of the ecclesiastical almuce, and was not the same as the hood, although the almuce seems to have been in the first place nothing but an ordinary hood with a lining of fur to keep out the cold.
Over that again is a tippet, a development of the almuce, or worn over it.
He is also in ecclesiastical costume in processional vestments, without the cope exposing the almuce.
In assisting the bishop they dispense with the cuculla, and wear the almuce over the surplice.
Their choral habit the cuculla or frock of the congregation with a special almuce.
Precentors denote their office by placing a baton behind their shields, and the arms of a canon are often displayed upon the almuce
In funeral monuments the almuce is found constantly associated with the cope, also primarily a choir vestment.
Formerly the almuce was worn by university graduates, and many other orders of the clergy.
In choir they wear in summer the rochet with a black almuce.
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