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cassock


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cassock  \Cas"sock\,  n.  [F.  casaque,  fr  It  casacca  perh.  fr 
  L.  casa  cottage,  in  It.,  house;  or  of  Slavic  origin.] 
  1.  A  long  outer  garment  formerly  worn  by  men  and  women,  as 
  well  as  by  soldiers  as  part  of  their  uniform. 
 
  2.  (Eccl.)  A  garment  resembling  a  long  frock  coat  worn  by  the 
  clergy  of  certain  churches  when  officiating,  and  by  others 
  as  the  usually  outer  garment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cassock 
  n  :  an  ankle-length  black  garment  worn  by  priests  or  choristers 




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