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 Ton’sure (2 syl.).Tontine (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tonsures
 
vary in size according to rank.   1
        For clerics the tonsure should be 1 inch in diameter. (Gastaldus, ii. sect. i: chap. viii.)
        For those in minor orders it should be 1 1/2 inch. (Council of Palencia under Urban VI.)
        For a sub-deacon 1 3/4 inch. (Gastaldus, xi. sect. i. chap. viii.)
        For a deacon 2 inches. (Gastaldus, xi. sect. i. chap. ix.)
        For a priest 2 1/2 inches. (Council of Palencia.)
 


 Ton’sure (2 syl.).Tontine (2 syl.). 

 
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