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.
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What does “Indigenous” mean?
Also called bands.
Origin of Geneva bands
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby Geneva bands
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British Dictionary definitions for Geneva bands
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 for Geneva bands
C19: named after Geneva, where originally worn by Swiss Calvinist clergy
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