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ROMAN COLLAR

A stiff white linen neckband worn by the clergy as a distinguishing part of their public attire when outside the church or rectory. It is worn either with a black clerical shirt or attached to a breast piece called the rabat.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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