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pulpitum

/ ˈpʊlpɪtəm /

noun

  1. (in many cathedrals and large churches) a stone screen which divides the nave and the choir, often supporting a gallery or loft


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pulpitum1

C19: from Latin pulpitum a platform
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Example Sentences

The actors usually spoke in the central part, called logeum, or pulpitum.

How, I shall be asked, can the form of the bookcase or desk (pulpitum) be inferred from this catalogue?

This loft was called in Latin the pulpitum, and it must not, as it often has been, be confounded with the pulpit to preach from.

It appears there were two screens, one called the Pulpitum and the other a stone screen supporting the rood-loft.

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