Geneva bands
noun plural Etymology: Geneva, Switzerland; from their use by the Calvinist clergy of Geneva Date: 1636 two strips of white cloth suspended from the front of a clerical collar and sometimes worn by Protestant clergymen — called also Geneva tabs

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Geneva bands — n. [after the clerical garb of GENEVA Calvinists] two white cloth strips hanging from the front of the collar, worn by some Protestant clergy …   English World dictionary

  • Geneva bands — two bands or pendent stripes made usually of white lawn and worn at the throat as part of clerical garb, originally by the Swiss Calvinist clergy. Also called bands. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Geneva bands — plural noun two white cloth strips attached to the collar of some Protestants clerical dress. Origin from Geneva in Switzerland, where orig. worn by Calvinists …   English new terms dictionary

  • geneva bands — n.pl. two white cloth strips attached to the collar of some Protestants clerical dress. Etymology: Geneva in Switzerland, where orig. worn by Calvinists …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geneva bands — Gene′va bands n. pl. rel+clo two white pendent strips worn at the throat in clerical garb • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Geneva bands — /dʒəˈnivə bændz/ (say juh neevuh bandz) plural noun two bands, or pendant strips, worn at the throat as part of a clerical garb, worn originally by the Swiss Calvinist clergy …   Australian English dictionary

  • Geneva bands —  Женевские ленты …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Bands (neckwear) — Bands [According to the Oxford English Dictionary, since the 18th century these have been called bands rather than by the singular band .] are a form of formal neckwear, worn by some clergy and lawyers, and with some forms of academic dress. They …   Wikipedia

  • Geneva gown — n. [see GENEVA BANDS] a long, loose, wide sleeved black gown, worn by many Protestant clergy …   English World dictionary

  • Geneva tabs — noun plural see Geneva bands …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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