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The '''surplice''' is a liturgical [[vestment ]] used by the the [[Church of Rome|Roman Catholic Church]], Lutheran churches of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and in the Anglican Communion. The Orthodox Church does not use a surplice or any analogous garment.
The surplice has the form of a tunic of white linen or cotton material, with wide or moderately wide sleeves, reaching — according to the Roman use — barely to the hips and elsewhere in the Church of Rome to the knee. It usually features lace decoration, but in modern times — in Germany at least — it may also have embroidered borders.
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