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cassock a full-length garment of a single colour worn by certain Christian clergy, members of church choirs, and others having some particular office or role in a church. The word comes (in the mid 16th century) via French casaque ‘long coat’ from Italian casacca ‘riding coat’, probably ultimately from Turkic kazak ‘vagabond’ (see Cossack).

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cassock

cas·sock / ˈkasək/ • n. a full-length garment of a single color worn by certain Christian clergy, members of church choirs, acolytes, and others having some particular office in a church. DERIVATIVES: cas·socked adj.

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cassock

cassock soldier's or rider's cloak; long loose coat or gown XVI; long (esp. black) tunic worn by ecclesiastics XVII. — F. casaque — It. casacca, prob. — Turk. kazak tribal name.

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Cassock

Cassock. Ankle-length garment worn by Christian clergy (and, in church, by vergers, choristers, etc.).

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