A stiff upright white collar which fastens at the back, worn by the clergy in some churches.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of clerical collar in:
- The US English dictionary