Origin of surplice
OTHER WORDS FROM surplicesurpliced, adjectiveun·sur·pliced, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH surplicesurplice , surplus
Words nearby surplice
How to use surplice in a sentence
The name is now appropriated to the short surplice worn by bishops over their cassocks.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
While conducting the preliminary service he wears a white surplice; in the pulpit he has a black gown.
He wears neither surplice nor black gown in the pulpit, and does quite as well without as with them.
Pre Glorieux, opening his knapsack, drew a surplice over his uniform and rose with a sudden majesty.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
If you could see him come out of the vestry in his white surplice, with his rapt face and prophetic eyes.The Man Between|Amelia E. Barr