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(formerly in England) the white cap worn by a SERJEANT AT LAW. It may have inspired the naming of the ORDER OF THE COIF.

COIF. A head-dress. In England there are certain serjeants at law, who are called serjeants of the coif, from the lawn coif they wear on their heads under their thin caps when they are admitted to that order.

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