chancel

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chan·cel

noun \ˈchan(t)-səl\

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

Full Definition of CHANCEL

:  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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