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A liturgical vestment consisting of an oblong piece of white linen worn around the neck and shoulders and partly under the alb.

[Middle English, probably from Old French amis, pl. of amit, from Latin amictus, mantle, from past participle of amicīre, to wrap around : am-, ambi-, around; see ambi- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]


(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a rectangular piece of white linen worn by priests around the neck and shoulders under the alb or, formerly, on the head
[C15: from Old French amis, plural of amit, or from Medieval Latin amicia, both from Latin amictus cloak, from amicīre to clothe, from am- ambi- + iacere to throw]


(Ecclesiastical Terms) another word for almuce


abbreviation for
(Civil Engineering) Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers


(ˈæm ɪs)

an oblong ecclesiastical vestment of white cloth, worn at the neck and shoulders.
[1200–50; < Old French amis,amys, pl. of amit < Latin amictus way of dressing, mantle, cloak <amic(īre) to clothe (am- ambi- + -icīre, comb. form of iacere to throw)]
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Who but would cast his pomp away, To take my staff and amice grey, And to the world's tumultuous stage, Prefer the peaceful Hermitage?
Thus passed the night so foul, till Morning fair Came forth with pilgrim steps, in amice grey, Who with her radiant finger stilled the roar Of thunder, chased the clouds, and laid the winds, And griesly spectres, which the Fiend had raised To tempt the Son of God with terrors dire.
Perrin A, Caer E, Oliver-Bonet M, Navarro J, Benet J, Amice V, et al.
CAELIVS: Tace, amice, obsecro, hic amor, Catulle, tibi molestum est.
5] amice hac voce / utinam christus / quando cun p.
In a letter to all 120 members of AMICE, the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe, the association's President Asmo Kalpala emphasised the importance for all insurers to participate in the current Quantitative Impact Study (QIS5).
In their arguments for and against extension of the privilege to accounting reports, amice curiae for Comcast addressed the major concern of an overbroad privilege that allows for protection of documents merely shuttled through corporate attorneys.
Father James wears the same habit and chasuble, along with an alb, an amice, and black shoes.
Desine amice Comes tantis conatibus uti, Guadalupanam, nulla sagitta ferit.
Natura fieret laudabile carmen an arte, quaesitum est; ego nec studium sine diuite uena nec rude quid prosit uideo ingenium; alterius sic altera poscit opem res et coniurat amice.
Having received the pilota [a leather ball] from the newest canon, the dean, or someone in his place, in former times wearing an amice on his head and the other clergy likewise, began antiphonally the sequence appropriate for the feast of Easter, Victimae paschali laudes.
Morel F, Gallon F, Amice V, Le Bris MJ, Le Martelot MT, Roche S, et al.