- a cassock.
Origin of soutane
Examples from the Web for soutane
Historical Examples of soutane
Let us change robes—give me that "soutane," and put on the blouse.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
And Prince Max, tired of ballet girls, is about to take the soutane.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess
Henry W. Fischer
With these sentiments Monsignor Pamphilio slipped the work under his soutane.The Library
A "Brother," in a soutane, was going about from pillar to pillar, lighting the gas.Saturday's Child
He was pushed and struck by them, his soutane was torn to ribbons.Vanished Halls and Cathedrals of France
George Warton Edwards
- RC Church a priest's cassock
Word Origin for 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-).