lawn sleeves

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noun

(used with a plural verb) the sleeves of lawn forming part of the dress of an Anglican bishop.
(used with a singular verb) the office of an Anglican bishop.
(used with a singular or plural verb) an Anglican bishop or bishops.

Origin of lawn sleeves

First recorded in 1630–40
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