cassock
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkasək/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkæsək/
Noun

cassock (plural cassocks)

  1. (obsolete) A military cloak or long coat worn by soldiers or horsemen in the 16th and 17th centuries. [16th-17th c.]
  2. (obsolete) A coarse, loose cloak or gown, worn by women, sailors, shepherds, countryfolk etc. [16th-17th c.]
  3. An item of clerical clothing: a long, sheath-like, close-fitting, ankle-length robe worn by clergy members of some Christian denominations. [from 17th c.]
Translations
  • French: soutane
  • German: Soutane, Sutane
  • Italian: sottana, abito talare, gonnellino
  • Portuguese: batina, sotaina
  • Russian: ря́са
  • Spanish: sotana



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