Geneva bands

plural noun
Ge·​ne·​va bands | \ jə-ˈnē-və- How to pronounce Geneva bands (audio) \

Definition of Geneva bands

: 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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Geneva bands

First Known Use of Geneva bands

1636, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Geneva bands

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

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“Geneva bands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Geneva%20bands. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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