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1 The sanctuary or eastern part of the chancel of a church beyond the choir.

2 The residence of (especially) RC priests.

3 According to current Presbyterian usage, the Church court which has oversight of and jurisdiction over a particular area. A Presbyterian minister is ordained by it (the ministerial members only joining in the imposition of hands) and is subject to it, and it is responsible for the oversight of public worship.

Subjects: Christianity.

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