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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
Battista was also mercifully dispensed from wearing the soutane that was otherwise insisted on in seminaries at that time.
Hebblethwaite, Peter Paul VI - The First Modern Pope
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 next priest was a quiet man in his 40s, who hid from the world behind his collar and his black soutane.
Misc (1998)
The priest was moving off, and Ryle caught at the sleeve of his soutane.
Harcourt, Palma Double Deceit


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