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Sacrarium

SACRARIUM, the lerm in classic architecture given to the cella of a temple, and to the apartment in a dwelling-house which was sacred lo a deity. In medieval archileclure the lerm is applied on the European continent to that portion of a chancel, which, enclosed with a railing or balustrade in front of the altar, is devoted to the celebration of the Holy Eucharisl; this in England is generally known as the presbylery.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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