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soutane (suːˈtæn Pronunciation for soutane



  1. (Roman Catholic Church) a priest's cassock

Word Origin

C19: from French, from Old Italian sottana, from Medieval Latin subtanus (adj) (worn) beneath, from Latin subtus below

Example Sentences Including 'soutane'

= `Walter, naturally, would never have had any truck with suchlike nonsense, but it's called a soutane.
Barnard, Robert The Disposal of the Living
She glanced at a photo on the mantelpiece of a man in a soutane standing in front of a gloomy Gothic pile.
Ruell, Patrick The Only Game
The priest was moving off, and Ryle caught at the sleeve of his soutane.
Harcourt, Palma Double Deceit


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