They found him alighting from his mule, with soutane rolled up to the waist, showing a prodigious breadth of pea-green trousers.
With these sentiments Monsignor Pamphilio slipped the work under his soutane.
Half the court was composed of love-making ecclesiastics, and the soutane was a kind of diploma for wit and wickedness.
He was pushed and struck by them, his soutane was torn to ribbons.
A "Brother," in a soutane, was going about from pillar to pillar, lighting the gas.
I rubbed my eyes, and asked him what he had done with his soutane.
They also have a great aversion to any token of religion, fleeing at the sound of a consecrated bell or at the sight of a soutane.
Even your soutane would not save you if M. d'O and his crew heard you.
She caught at the skirt of my soutane, and broke into sobbing.
The Father-General dispenses such members from the priesthood and from wearing the soutane.
"long, buttoned gown or frock with sleeves, outer garment of Roman Catholic ecclesiastics," 1838, from French soutane, from Old French sotane "undershirt," from Medieval Latin subtana "an under-cassock," from Latin subtus "beneath, under, below" (see sub-).