Geneva gown
noun Etymology: from its use by the Calvinist clergy of Geneva Date: 1820 a loose large-sleeved black academic gown widely used as a vestment by members of the Protestant clergy

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

  • Geneva gown — The Geneva gown, also called a pulpit gown, pulpit robe, or preaching robe, is an ecclesiastical garment customarily worn by ordained ministers in the Christian churches that arose out of the historic Protestant Reformation. Description The gown …   Wikipedia

  • Geneva gown — noun black academic gown widely used by Protestant clergymen • Hypernyms: ↑academic gown, ↑academic robe, ↑judge s robe * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st G : a loose large sleeved black academic gown adopted as a vestment for preaching by …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geneva gown — a loose, large sleeved, black preaching gown worn by members of the Protestant clergy: so named from its use by the Calvinist clergy of Geneva, Switzerland. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Geneva gown — Gene′va gown n. rel+clo a loose large sleeved black preaching gown worn by Protestant clerics • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Geneva gown — /dʒəˈnivə gaʊn/ (say juh neevuh gown) noun a loose, large sleeved, black preaching gown worn by Protestant clergy, so named from its use by the Genevan Calvinist clergy …   Australian English dictionary

  • Geneva gown —  Женевская мантия …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • academic gown — noun a gown worn by academics or judges • Syn: ↑academic robe, ↑judge s robe • Hypernyms: ↑gown, ↑robe • Hyponyms: ↑Geneva gown • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Genevagown — Geneva gown n. A loose black academic or clerical gown with wide sleeves.   [After Geneva, Switzerland.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Clerical clothing — is non liturgical clothing worn exclusively by clergy. It is distinct from vestments in that it is not reserved specifically for services. Practices vary: clerical clothing is sometimes worn under vestments, and sometimes as the everyday clothing …   Wikipedia

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