Definition of cope noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəʊp//
; NAmE NAmE//koʊp//
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a long loose piece of clothing worn by priests on special occasions Word Originnoun Middle English (denoting a long outdoor cloak): from medieval Latin capa, variant of late Latin cappa (see cap and cape ‘short cloak’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cope

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