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The space around the altar of a church for the clergy and sometimes the choir, often enclosed by a lattice or railing.
[Middle English chauncel, from Old French chancel, from Late Latin cancellus, latticework, sing. of Latin cancellī; see cancel.]
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the part of a church containing the altar, sanctuary, and choir, usually separated from the nave and transepts by a screen
2. (Architecture) the part of a church containing the altar, sanctuary, and choir, usually separated from the nave and transepts by a screen
[C14: from Old French, from Latin cancellī (plural) lattice]
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chan•cel(ˈtʃæn səl, ˈtʃɑn-)
the space around the altar of a church, usu. enclosed, for the use of the clergy and other officials.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin cancellus lattice, railing or screen before the altar of a church, Latin cancell(ī) (pl.) lattice, grating; see cancel]
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|Noun||1.||chancel - area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing|
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
choir - the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave
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chancel[ˈtʃɑːnsəl] n → chœur m
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chancel[ˈtʃɑːns/əl] n → coro
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