noun Ecclesiastical.
a cassock.

1830–40; < French < Italian sottana, feminine of sottano placed below, equivalent to sott(o) below (< Latin subtus) + -ano -an; form of the French word influenced by sous under Unabridged
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soutane (suːˈtæn)
RC Church a priest's cassock
[C19: from French, from Old Italian sottana, from Medieval Latin subtanus (adj) (worn) beneath, from Latin subtus below]

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He heard his soutane, which had caught on a projection of the stone rain-pipe, tear away at each movement he made.
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