pulpit

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noun pul·pit \ ˈpu̇l-ˌpit , ˈpəl- , -pət \

Definition of pulpit

1 :an elevated platform or high reading desk used in preaching or conducting a worship service
2 a :the preaching profession
b :a preaching position

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Origin and Etymology of pulpit

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pulpitum, from Latin, staging, platform

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PULPIT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of pulpit for English Language Learners

  • : a raised platform where a priest or minister stands when leading a worship service


PULPIT Defined for Kids

pulpit

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noun pul·pit \ ˈpu̇l-ˌpit \

Definition of pulpit for Students

1 :a raised place in which a clergyman stands while preaching or conducting a religious service
2 :the profession of preachers


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