(n.) A hood, or cape with a hood, made of lined with gray fur, formerly worn by the clergy; - written also amess, amyss, and almuce.
(n.) A square of white linen worn at first on the head, but now about the neck and shoulders, by priests of the Roman Catholic Church while saying Mass.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Amice
(Latin: amictus, garment)
Short linen vestment, square or oblong in shape, worn beneath the alb to cover the shoulders of the priest while celebrating Mass. When putting it on he touches the head with it, saying: "Put on my head, O Lord, the helmet of salvation, in order to repel the assaults of the devil."
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Amice
One of the Eucharistic Vestments. (See VESTMENTS).
Camail - ) a hood worn in church services, - the Amice, or the like
Dead, Clothing of the - Thus a bishop or priest has the Amice, alb, girdle, maniple, stole, chasuble, and biretta; the deacon has his dalmatic and stole; the subdeacon his tunicle; and the cleric his surplice
Domino - ) A kind of hood worn by the canons of a cathedral church; a sort of Amice
Eucharistic Vestments - They are as follows: the Amice, Alb, Girdle, Stole, Maniple andChasuble worn by the celebrant, and the Dalmatic and Tunicle,worn by the Deacon and sub-Deacon; each of which is described underthe heading, VESTMENTS (which see)
Vestments - ) Of the vestments thus worn in theChurch's services there are first the Eucharistic Vestments, namely:...
THE Amice, is a broad linen band richly embroidered, first placedon the head and then dropped on the shoulders as a covering for theneck and is intended to symbolize the Helmet of Salvation