cassock

noun
cas·​sock | \ ˈka-sək How to pronounce cassock (audio) \

Definition of cassock

: a close-fitting ankle-length garment worn especially in Roman Catholic and Anglican churches by the clergy and by laypersons assisting in services

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Examples of cassock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mantle is only attached to the cassock in two places, explained Dario Piccioni, an employee accustomed to selling garments to cardinals and bishops at the Vatican. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Mar. 2021 Al-Sistani, who rarely appears in public or even on television, wore black robes and a black turban, in simple contrast to Francis’ all-white cassock. Nicole Winfield And Qassim Abdul-zahra, chicagotribune.com, 6 Mar. 2021 Al-Sistani, who rarely appears in public — even on television — wore black robes and a black turban, in simple contrast to Francis’ all-white cassock. Time, 6 Mar. 2021 Al-Sistani, who rarely appears in public — even on television — wore black robes and a black turban, in simple contrast to Francis’ all-white cassock. Fox News, 6 Mar. 2021 Al-Sistani, who rarely appears in public or even on television, wore black robes and a black turban, in simple contrast to Francis' all-white cassock. Nicole Winfield And Qassim Abdul-zahra, Star Tribune, 6 Mar. 2021 An official Vatican photo showed Sistani in his traditional black Shiite robe and turban sitting across from Francis, in his white cassock. NBC News, 6 Mar. 2021 Father Brown’s long cassock never gets caught in his bicycle chain. Sarah Manguso, The New York Review of Books, 31 May 2020 But this drama of the old nun trying to help the old priest find the arm hole in his cassock is also a formidable piece of realism, and very touching. Joan Acocella, The New York Review of Books, 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cassock

1631, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cassock

Middle French casaque

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“Cassock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cassock. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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cassock

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cassock

: a long gown worn by a priest

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