French from Old French from Late Latin casublahooded garmentfromcasupuladiminutive ofcasahouse
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old French chesible, from late Latincasubla, an alteration of Latin casula (“little cottage, hooded cloak”), a diminutive of casa (“house”).
Chasuble Sentence Examples
Note the absence of the mitre, the chasuble short or tucked up in front, the maniple still carried in the left hand.
Of these again, according to the fully developed rules of the Catholic Church, there are three classes: (I) vestments worn only at the celebration of mass - chasuble, maniple, pontifical gloves, pontifical shoes, the pallium and the papal fanone and subcinctorium; (2) vestments never worn at mass, but at other liturgical functions, such as processions, administration of the sacraments, solemn choir services, i.e.
Hitherto the chasuble had been worn indifferently by all ministers at the eucharist, even by the acolytes; it had been worn also at processions and other non-liturgical functions; it was now exalted into the mass vestment par excellence, worn by the celebrant only, or by his immediate assistants (deacon and subdeacon) only on very special occasions.