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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A railing in front of the altar that separates the chancel from the rest of a church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the railing in front of the altar or communion table.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A low rail or barrier running transversely to the main axis of the church and separating the sanctuary from those portions of the church that are in front of it.

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