tri·​ap·​sal | \ (ˈ)trī¦apsəl \
variants: or less commonly triapsidal \ -​sədᵊl \

Definition of triapsal

: having three apses used of a buildingthe apses in a triapsal church may be side by side at the east end or they may be projected from a central tower

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History and Etymology for triapsal

triapsal from tri- + apse + -al; triapsidal from tri- + apsidal

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“Triapsal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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