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A white ceremonial vestment made of linen or lawn, worn by bishops and other church dignitaries.

[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a white surplice with tight sleeves, worn by bishops, abbots, and certain other Church dignitaries
[C14: from Old French, from roc coat, outer garment, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German roc coat]
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(ˈrɒtʃ ɪt)

a vestment of linen or lawn, resembling a surplice, worn esp. by bishops and abbots.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French: outer garment < Germanic; compare Old English rocc outer garment]
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