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cas·sock

 (kăs′ək)
n.
An ankle-length garment with a close-fitting waist and sleeves, worn by the clergy and others assisting in church services.

[French casaque, long military coat, from Middle French, probably originally meaning "Cossack coat" and ultimately (probably via Old Russian kozakŭ, free man, Cossack) and of Turkic origin; akin to Tatar qazaq, free man, adventurer, and Kazakh qazaq, Kazakh; see Kazakh.]

cassock

(ˈkæsək)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity an ankle-length garment, usually black, worn by priests and choristers
[C16: from Old French casaque, from Italian casacca a long coat, of uncertain origin]
ˈcassocked adj

cas•sock

(ˈkæs ək)

n.
a long, close-fitting garment worn by clerics or other participants in church services.
[1540–50; < Middle French casaque]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cassock - a black garment reaching down to the anklescassock - a black garment reaching down to the ankles; worn by priests or choristers
soutane - a long cassock with buttons down the front; worn by Roman Catholic priests
vestment - gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy
Translations
ثَوْبٌ كَهْنوتي
sutana
præstekjole
reverenda
prestshempa
sutana
sutana
sutana

cassock

[ˈkæsək] Nsotana f

cassock

[ˈkæsək] n (= garment) → soutane f

cassock

nTalar m, → Soutane f

cassock

[ˈkæsək] ntonaca

cassock

(ˈkӕsək) noun
a long robe worn by clergymen and church choir-singers.
References in classic literature ?
He heard them and, as always at moments of temptation, he repeated the words, 'Lead us not into temptation,' and bowing his head and lowering his eyes went past the ambo and in by the north door, avoiding the canons in their cassocks who were just then passing the altar-screen.
And he threw back the folds of his cassock and smiled as he looked at his thin legs in their underclothing.
And they are prisoners to green cassocks, and black visors.
The gilt on the red ground of the holy picture-stand, and the gilt relief on the pictures, and the silver of the lusters and candlesticks, and the stones of the floor, and the rugs, and the banners above in the choir, and the steps of the altar, and the old blackened books, and the cassocks and surplices--all were flooded with light.
Now, in times past all went wrong with me, and every month found a fresh hole in my cassock and in my skin, a gold crown less in my poor purse; of that execrable time of small beer and see-saw, I regret absolutely nothing, nothing, nothing save our friendship; for within me I have a heart, and it is a miracle that heart has not been dried up by the wind of poverty which passed through the holes of my cloak, or pierced by the swords of all shapes which passed through the holes in my poor flesh.
In her snug room, with lamps burning before the icon stand, a young lad with a long nose and long hair, wearing a monk's cassock, sat on the sofa beside her, behind a samovar.
I never had a vocation for the bands; my cassock is fastened by one button only, and I am always ready to become a musketeer once more.
Give it here, gossip, for I make more account of having found it than if they had given me a cassock of Florence stuff.
Each one of them selected from the new-comers on the platform, a black, gray, white, or violet cassock as his target.
Josiah Graves thereupon resigned all his offices, and that very evening sent to the church for his cassock and surplice.
He only waits for one thing to determine him to resume his cassock, which hangs behind his uniform," said another Musketeer.
As the doctors entered the street, they saw a man in a cassock standing on the threshold of the next door.