accolade

Derivation

  • Latin: ad collum, to the neck

Article

Ceremony used in conferring knighthood, either by a kiss, or by a slight blow on the neck, the second form being still used in England; also, a form of salutation and farewell used in some countries by clerics or religious, like the peace salutation among the clergy at solemn Mass.

MLA Citation

  • “accolade”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 22 October 2010. Web. 17 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/accolade/>