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Geneva bands

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noun plural Ge·ne·va bands \jə-ˈnē-və-\

Definition of Geneva bands

  1. :  two strips of white cloth suspended from the front of a clerical collar and sometimes worn by Protestant clergymen —called also Geneva tabs



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Origin and Etymology of geneva bands

Geneva, Switzerland; from their use by the Calvinist clergy of Geneva


First Known Use: 1636


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