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[re-truh-kwahyuh r]
  1. that part of a church behind the choir or the main altar.
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Origin of retrochoir

From the Medieval Latin word retrōchorus, dating back to 1840–50. See retro-, choir
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Historical Examples of retrochoir

  • The architecture throughout the retrochoir is Early Decorated.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter

    Percy Addleshaw

British Dictionary definitions for retrochoir


  1. the space in a large church or cathedral behind the high altar
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