Geneva gown


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Geneva gown

n.
A loose black academic or clerical gown with wide sleeves.

[After GenevaSwitzerland.]

Geneva gown

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a long loose black gown with very wide sleeves worn by academics or Protestant clerics
[C19: named after Geneva; see Geneva bands]

Gene′va gown`


n.
a loose large-sleeved black preaching gown worn by Protestant clerics.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Geneva gown - black academic gown widely used by Protestant clergymen
academic gown, academic robe, judge's robe - a gown worn by academics or judges
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As for me, I wear the Geneva gown and a colourful stole symbolic of the "yoke of Christ." (I change the stole to fit the liturgical calendar.) I have never found wearing the gown has made me unapproachable to people.
Gone is the black Geneva gown with clerical collar and bands, relieved somewhat by academic hood.
Whether you choose Geneva gown or Franciscan robe, you're making a statement.

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