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Definitions of Camail

Pronunciation : Ca*mail"
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. camail (cf. It. camaglio), fr. L. caput head + source of E. mail.]
Definition : 1. (Ancient Armor)

Defn: A neck guard of chain mall, hanging from the bascinet or other headpiece.

2. A hood of other material than mail; esp. (Eccl.), a hood worn in church services, -- the amice, or the like.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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