To assume the calotte
Calotte Ca*lotte", Callot Cal"lot, n. [F. calotte, dim. of cale a sort of flat cap. Cf. {Caul}.] A close cap without visor or brim. Especially: (a) Such a cap, worn by English serjeants at law. (b) Such a cap, worn by the French cavalry under their helmets. (c) Such a cap, worn by the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church. [1913 Webster]

{To assume the calotte}, to become a priest. [1913 Webster]


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