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

  • n. In the traditional orientation of some Christian churches, the south side of a chancel or sanctuary when the altar or Eucharistic table faces east.
  • n. In some Christian churches, the side of a chancel or sanctuary on the congregation's right.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the right side of an altar or church to a person looking from the nave toward the chancel.


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