• Latin: ad collum, to the neck


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. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2010. Web. 16 October 2021. <>