clerical collar
noun Date: 1948 a narrow stiffly upright white collar worn buttoned at the back of the neck by members of the clergy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • clerical collar — ► NOUN ▪ a stiff upright white collar which fastens at the back, worn by the clergy in some churches …   English terms dictionary

  • clerical collar — n. a stiff, white collar buttoned at the back, worn by certain members of the clergy …   English World dictionary

  • Clerical collar — A Lutheran minister with a clerical collar A plastic clerical collar …   Wikipedia

  • clerical collar — noun a stiff white collar with no opening in the front; a distinctive symbol of the clergy • Syn: ↑Roman collar, ↑dog collar • Hypernyms: ↑collar, ↑neckband …   Useful english dictionary

  • clerical collar — a stiff, narrow, bandlike white collar fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain clerics. Also called reversed collar, Roman collar. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • clerical collar — noun A stiff white collar, having no opening at the front, fastened at the back, worn by members of the Christian clergy …   Wiktionary

  • clerical collar — noun a stiff upright white collar which fastens at the back, worn by the clergy in some Christian Churches …   English new terms dictionary

  • clerical collar — cler′ical col′lar n. clo rel a stiff, narrow, bandlike white collar fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain clerics • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • clerical collar — /ˈklɛrɪkəl kɒlə/ (say klerikuhl koluh) noun a stiff, narrow, white collar, fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain members of the clergy …   Australian English dictionary

  • clerical collar —  Священнический воротник …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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