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Topic: BUILDINGS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Late Latin cancellus 'framework of crossed bars', from Latin cancer ( CANCEL); because the chancel was enclosed with such a framework

chancel

noun
     
chan‧cel [countable]
TBB the part of a church where the priests and the choir (=singers) sit
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