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clerical collar

n.
A stiff white collar in the shape of a band fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain members of the Christian clergy.

clerical collar

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a stiff white collar with no opening at the front that buttons at the back of the neck; the distinctive mark of the clergy in certain Churches. Informal name: dog collar

cler′ical col′lar


n.
a stiff, narrow, bandlike white collar fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain clerics.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clerical collar - a stiff white collar with no opening in the front; a distinctive symbol of the clergy
collar, neckband - a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
Translations

clerical collar

nStehkragen m (des Geistlichen), → Priesterkragen m
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He wrote: "I'm hoping to encourage ministers all around the country to start wearing their clerical collars during the weeks running up to Christmas.
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Though it's far more a staple of fundamentalist Christian teaching than Catholicism, one understands why writer David Seltzer (who scripted ``The Omen'' and received credit for its sequels, as well as wrote the supernatural-themed films ``Dragonfly'' and ``Prophecy'') opted to include Catholic heroes in this drama: Clerical collars and nun's habits lend more gravitas to the proceedings than, say, shiny suits and pompadours.
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Stock was given its unusual name because its flowers grow tightly around the stem, much like clerical collars - also known as stocks - are worn around the neck.