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Topic: CHRISTIANITY

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin tabernaculum 'tent', from taberna; TAVERN

tabernacle

noun
     
tab‧er‧nac‧le [countable]
1RRC a church or other building used by some Christian groups as a place of worship
2 a box in which holy bread and wine are kept in Catholic churches
3

the Tabernacle

RRJ the small tent in which the ancient Jews kept their most holy objects
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