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amen corner

noun, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
a place in some Protestant churches, usually at one side of the pulpit, occupied by worshipers leading the responsive amens of the congregation.
Origin of amen corner
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for amen corner

amen corner

noun
1.
(US) the amen corner, the part of a church, usually to one side of the pulpit, occupied by people who lead the responsive amens during the service
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