a long, closefitting vestment, generally black, worn as an outer garment or under the surplice by members of the clergy, choristers, etc.
Origin of cassockFrench casaque; probably ; from Turkish qazaq, nomad, adventurer (from source Russian kozak, Cossack); in allusion to their usual riding coat
An ankle-length garment with a close-fitting waist and sleeves, worn by the clergy and others assisting in church services.
Origin of cassockFrench casaque, long coat, from Old French, perhaps from Italian casacca, from Persian kazh&amacron;gand, padded garment : kazh, raw silk + &amacron;gand, stuffed.
From Middle French casaque (“cloak”).