Cassock meaning

kăs'ək
An ankle-length garment with a close-fitting waist and sleeves, worn by the clergy and others assisting in church services.
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A long, closefitting vestment, generally black, worn as an outer garment or under the surplice by members of the clergy, choristers, etc.
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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.]
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Origin of cassock

  • French casaque long coat from Old French perhaps from Italian casacca from Persian kazhāgand padded garment kazh raw silk āgand stuffed
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French casaque (“cloak”).
    From Wiktionary