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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir.

Usage examples (33)
  • These walls were called cancelli, hence the English word "chancel".
  • In a later time the name chancel came to be applied to the presbyterium itself.
  • If you remember, each corner of the chancel, is supported by a large brick buttress.
  • The chancel is short, there are no quire aisles, and the transept apses were rounded externally. for more
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