from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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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