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clerical collar

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noun

a stiff, narrow, bandlike white collar fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain clerics.

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Also called reversed collar, Roman collar.

Origin of clerical collar

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for clerical collar

clerical collar

noun

a stiff white collar with no opening at the front that buttons at the back of the neck; the distinctive mark of the clergy in certain ChurchesInformal name: dog collar
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