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- n. A partition that closes off part of a building; especially one that separates an altar or chapel from the rest of a church.
- n. An enclosed area, especially one separated from the main body of a building by a screen or partition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A screen separating a chapel from the body of the church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See perclose.
From Anglo-Norman parclos, perclose et al., Middle French parclose ("end, enclosure"), noun use of past participle of parclore ("to enclose"). (Wiktionary)