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.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Police will be called and will arrive as the union delegation - some in clerical collars - is in the middle of a long and public prayer.’
    • ‘My clerical collar finally got me into the building, but by the time I arrived at Doral's room she was nowhere to be found.’
    • ‘He was a quiet, mildly alcoholic man in shabby tweeds and a clerical collar.’
    • ‘Robbie wore a clerical collar, kilt and trainers while marrying his friend Billy Morrison, the bass guitarist with the 1980s band The Cult.’
    • ‘He also wanted to wear his clerical collar on duty so had to have a specially-designed uniform shirt to accommodate it.’
    • ‘His clerical collar concealed by a scarf, he asked the officer who had stopped him for a written explanation.’
    • ‘One of them shows a kindly-looking man with a clerical collar and black suit.’
    • ‘Why, indeed, do they still wear clerical collars?’
    • ‘As a parish priest in Currie, Balerno and Ratho, in Midlothian, he never liked clerical collars.’
    • ‘Above the clerical collar encircling his neck, his face bears the weathered scars and wrinkles indicative of someone who has survived mean times.’
    • ‘His wardrobe leaves something to be desired, too - maybe it's just me, but a clerical collar is not a sexy fashion accessory.’
    • ‘Throughout his life he collected lavish Catholic icons and even went as far as to wear a clerical collar in public.’
    • ‘A person who is drowning doesn't care at all if the person throwing a lifeline is wearing a clerical collar.’
    • ‘One suggestion was that I should lead the march in my clerical collar which would stop the mounted police from attacking.’
    • ‘The clerical collar is derived from an early 19th century form of lay neckwear.’
    • ‘He was wearing a turtleneck, no clerical collar.’
    • ‘A woman at the cocktail party, eager to be hip, asks the man in fashionable clerical collar, ‘Do you think of yourself as a spiritual person?’’


clerical collar

/ˈklerəkəl ˈkälər/ /ˈklɛrəkəl ˈkɑlər/