Origin of chancel
Examples from the Web for chancel
My chair was near the chancel rail, I now turned toward the west end of the church.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since 1996, Bolding has been director of the Chancel Choir (renamed The Inspirational Voices of Abyssinian in 2008).
He was putting on his robes in the chancel, before the looking-glass, with the dignified leisureliness that was his wont.The Retrospect|Ada Cambridge
Among the effigied tombs of the Fauconbergs which line the chancel we find that of Sterne's friend who gave him this living.A Literary Pilgrimage Among the Haunts of Famous British Authors|Theodore F. (Theodore Frelinghuysen) Wolfe
The unusually fine chancel arch is Transitional; the chancel itself is probably early fourteenth–century work.Warwickshire|Clive Holland
The Solo organ and one-third of the Pedal organ are under the first arch on the north side of the chancel.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
The tomb and effigy of the Prior of Wombridge, 1526, and some Elizabethan monuments are in the chancel.The Motor Routes of England|Gordon Home
British Dictionary definitions for chancel
Word Origin for chancel
Word Origin and History for chancel
c.1300, "part of the church around the altar," from Old French chancel, from Late Latin cancellus "lattice," from Latin cancelli (plural) "grating, bars" (see cancel); sense extended in Late Latin from the lattice-work that separated the choir from the nave in a church to the space itself.