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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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