Surplice fees
Surplice Sur"plice, n. [F. surplis, OF. surpeiz, LL. superpellicium; super over + pellicium, pelliceum, a robe of fur, L. pellicius made of skins. See {Pelisse}.] (Eccl.) A white garment worn over another dress by the clergy of the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and certain other churches, in some of their ministrations. [1913 Webster]

{Surplice fees} (Eccl.), fees paid to the English clergy for occasional duties. [1913 Webster]


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