A large cloth cape, often with attached hood turned down over the shoulders and lined with fur. Doctors of Divinity and canons wore one lined with grey fur.

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  • Almuce — Al muce, n. Same as {Amice}, a hood or cape. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • almuce — ˈalˌmyüs noun ( s) Etymology: Middle French almuce, aumuce more at amice : an ecclesiastical hood lined with fur worn commonly in the pre Reformation era by canons and also by various other ecclesiastics * * * /al myoohs/, n. a furred hood or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Almuce — An almuce was a fur hood like shoulder cape worn as a choir vestment in the Middle Ages, especially in England. It survives in the tippet and hood worn by Anglican priests …   Wikipedia

  • almuce — /al myoohs/, n. a furred hood or hooded cape with long ends hanging down in front, formerly worn by the clergy. Also, amice. [ < MF almuce, aumuce. See AMICE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Almuce — item of processional vestments: originally a fur lined hood, it became a fur cape …   Medieval glossary

  • almuce — al·muce …   English syllables

  • Clerical Costume —     Clerical Costume     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Clerical Costume     To discuss the question of ecclesiastical costume in any detail would be impossible in an article like the present. No topic has formed the subject of so many synodal… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Amice — Am ice, n. [OE. amuce, amisse, OF. almuce, aumuce, F. aumusse, LL. almucium, almucia, aumucia: of unknown origin; cf. G. m[ u]tze cap, prob. of the same origin. Cf. {Mozetta}.] (Eccl.) A hood, or cape with a hood, made of lined with gray fur,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Newport, Diocese of (England) —     Diocese of Newport in England     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Diocese of Newport in England     (NEOPORTENSIS)     This diocese takes its name from Newport, a town of about 70,000 inhabitants, situated at the mouth of the river Usk, in the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Amice — Am ice, n. [OE. amyse, prob. for amyt, OF. amit, ameit, fr. L. amictus cloak, the word being confused with amice, almuce, a hood or cape. See next word.] A square of white linen worn at first on the head, but now about the neck and shoulders, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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