Collar. [From Latin collum, the neck] Originally a peculiar badge worn around the neck by Knights of different orders. It consisted of a gold chain, enameled, etc., to which was attached the badge of the order to which the Knight belonged. It was worn at court chiefly on state oc-casions,which were called collar days. These bands were first worn during the 16th and 17th Centuries, and have varied from the plain band, which was nothing more than the simplest of collars, to elaborately trimmed falling bands, which ornamented with lace and needlework, fell far over the shoulders requiring a receptacle to themselves for storing away; hence was derived our present "band-box."