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Geneva bands

plural noun
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.
Origin of Geneva bands
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Geneva bands

plural noun
a pair of white lawn or linen strips hanging from the front of the neck or collar of some ecclesiastical and academic robes
Word Origin
C19: named after Geneva, where originally worn by Swiss Calvinist clergy
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