pulpit

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

Definition of pulpit

  1. 1 :  an elevated platform or high reading desk used in preaching or conducting a worship service

  2. 2 a :  the preaching profession b :  a preaching position

Origin and Etymology of pulpit

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


First Known Use: 14th century

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PULPIT Defined for English Language Learners

pulpit

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

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. 1 :  a raised place in which a clergyman stands while preaching or conducting a religious service

  2. 2 :  the profession of preachers



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