from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place in front of the choir reserved for the clergy and choir members.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the part of a church in front of the choir, often reserved for the clergy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A space inclosed or reserved at the entrance to the choir, for the clergy and choristers.
- n. Where a choir is divided, as in some Spanish churches, that division of it which is the farther from the sanctuary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a space, more or less inclosed, in front of the choir of a church; a portion of the nave adjoining the choir-screen and separated from the rest of the nave by a railing. Also called fore-choir.
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