from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bench for mourners or repentant sinners placed at the front in a revival meeting: "That night I was escorted to the front row and placed on the mourners' bench with all the other young sinners” ( Langston Hughes).
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- n. A bench, seat, rail, pew, etc. set aside for mourners and repentant sinners that is usually found at the front of a revival meeting or southern evangelical church.
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