Coif. n.s. [coeffe, French, from cofea, for cucufa, low Latin.] The head-dress; a lady's cap; the serjeant's cap.
The judges of the four circuits in Wales, although they are not of the first magnitude, nor need be of the degree of the coif, yet are they considerable. Bacon's Advice to Villiers.
No less a man than a brother of the coif began his suit, before he had been a twelvemonth at the Temple. Addis. Spect.