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Hood worn by mems. of religious orders and developed into great cloak with hood. Benedict* of Nursia ordered his monks to wear heavy cowl in winter and light one in summer. Benedict* of Aniane forbade his monks to wear a hood that extended below the knees. Servites* and Canons* Regular of St. Augustine wear hoods separated from cloaks.

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