Definition of "cassock" [cas•sock]

  • Ecclesiastical An ankle-length garment with a close-fitting waist and sleeves, worn by the clergy and others assisting in church services. (noun)

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Use "cassock" in a sentence
  • "I find thought that the cassock is as much a reminder to me of my call as a sign for others."
  • "All the niceties of ritual were observed -- the hand-candle, the attendants in cassock and ferraiolo -- and the choir sung unaccompanied, and also to the accompaniment of the organ and a violin."
  • "I noticed that his cassock was a little frayed at the sleeves and short in the skirt."