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(architectural). The part of a ch. separated from the nave* on the one hand and the sanctuary on the other. The word choir is often used in a wider sense to include the sanctuary and the area on the lower level immediately W of the communion rail. Singers are often placed in this part of a ch.; hence the term choir. See also Chancel; Church Architecture, 3. RRB

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