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n. pl. cot·tae (kŏt′ē) or cot·tas
A short surplice.

[Medieval Latin, of Germanic origin.]
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(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a short form of surplice
[C19: from Italian: tunic, from Medieval Latin; see coat]
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(ˈkɒt ə, ˈkɔ tə)

n., pl. -tas.
a short surplice, sleeveless or with short sleeves, worn esp. by choristers.
[1840–50; < Medieval Latin, variant of cota kind of tunic. See coat]
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n (Eccl) → Chorhemd nt
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