Definition of jube
1 : rood screen
2 : the gallery above a rood screen
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Origin and Etymology of jube
French jubé, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin Jube, Domine, benedicere Deign, O Lord, to bless; probably from the fact that in the medieval church the deacon stood at the rood screen or on the rood loft when pronouncing this benediction before the reading of the Gospel
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