amen corner


noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.

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

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for amen corner

amen corner

noun

the amen corner US 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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