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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia

Lych Gate

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The word "lych," derived from the Anglo-Saxon lie, or the German leiche, means a body, especially a dead body, a corpse. The term lych gate is the old name given to a churchyard gate with a porch or covering, under which a bier may be rested while the introductory portion of the Burial Service is being read. Such gates are quite frequently found in England, and occasionally in this country.

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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Lych Gate'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. 1901.

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