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Geneva bands

noun
1.
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.
Also called bands.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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Geneva bands

plural noun
1.
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
C19: named after Geneva, where originally worn by Swiss Calvinist clergy
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