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.
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Origin of amen corner
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Words nearby amen corner
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British Dictionary definitions for amen corner
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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