Biretta

The biretta (Latin: biretum, birretum) is a square cap with three or four peaks or horns, sometimes surmounted by a tuft. Traditionally the three peaked biretta is worn by Roman Catholic clergy and some Anglican and Lutheran clergy. The four peaked biretta is worn as academic dress by those holding a doctoral degree from a pontifical faculty or pontifical university. Occasionally the biretta is worn by advocates in law courts, for instance the advocates in the Channel Islands.

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Academic Biretta - Use By Females
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Camauro
... and are worn, usually in winter, in place of the zucchetto, which in turn takes the place of the biretta worn by other members of the clergy ... Like the biretta worn by lower clergy and the mortarboard worn by academics, the camauro derives from the academic cap (the pileus), originally worn to ... a papal garment and cardinals wore the scarlet biretta instead ...
Pompoms - Clothing - Roman Catholic Clergymen
... Roman Catholic clergymen wear the biretta ... Priests wear a black biretta with a black pom ... (now Prelates of Honour) have a scarlet pom on their black birettas, and Papal Chamberlains (now Chaplains to His Holiness) wear a Roman purple pom on their black birettas ...
Cardinal (Catholicism) - Vesture and Privileges
... which is always white — the scarlet garments include the cassock, mozzetta, and biretta (over the usual scarlet zucchetto) ... The biretta of a cardinal is distinctive not merely for its scarlet color, but also for the fact that it does not have a pompon or tassel on the top as do the birettas of other prelates ... custom has been discontinued, and the investiture now takes place with the scarlet biretta ...
Canterbury Cap
... communion, similar to the Counter-Reformation's biretta, the notable exception being that a Canterbury cap has four ridges, compared to the biretta's three ... It is also soft and foldable, whereas the biretta is rigid ... and then into the still beautiful college-cap in England, and abroad into the positively ugly biretta ...