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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.
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Origin of amen corner

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

amen corner

noun
  1. 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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