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chancel

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noun chan·cel \ˈchan(t)-səl\

Simple Definition of chancel

  • : the part of a church that contains the altar and seats for the priest and choir

Full Definition of chancel

  1. :  the part of a church containing the altar and seats for the clergy and choir

Origin of chancel

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin cancellus lattice, from Latin cancelli; from the latticework enclosing it — more at cancel


First Known Use: 14th century

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