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A full-length garment of a single colour worn by certain Christian clergy, members of church choirs, and others having some particular office or role in a church. The word comes (in the mid 16th century) via French casaque ‘long coat’ from Italian casacca ‘riding coat’, probably ultimately from Turkic kazak ‘vagabond’ (see Cossack).

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