Definition of clerical collar in English:

clerical collar

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  • A stiff upright white collar which fastens at the back, worn by the clergy in some churches.
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    • The Oxford Movement of the 19th century led to the adoption by many Anglican clergy of a clerical collar, certainly by the time of the First World War.
    • Among the women, six were wearing clerical collars, while 56 were pictured in attractive blouses or dresses.
    • The middle of the sanctuary began to fill as the service participants gathered, many in their clerical collars and stoles.

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