- a screen with an upper platform, separating the choir of a church from the nave and often supporting a rood.
- a rood loft.
Origin of jube
1715–25; < Latin jubē, first word of prayer beginning Jubē, Domine, benedicere consent, O Lord, to bless; said at or near this screen
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- a gallery or loft over the rood screen in a church or cathedral
- another name for rood screen
C18: from French jubé, from opening words of Medieval Latin prayer Jube, Domine, benedicere Bid, Lord, a blessing; probably from the deacon's standing by the rood screen or in the rood loft to pronounce this prayer
- Australian and NZ informal any jelly-like sweet
C20: shortened from jujube