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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Coif (1 syl.).
 
The coif of the old serjeant-at-law was a relic of his ecclesiastical character. The original serjeants-at-law were clerical lawyers, and the coif is the representation of the tonsure.   1
   Serjeants of the Coif. Serjeants-at-law (now abolished). (See above.)   2
 


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