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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Sacrarium

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The term in classic architecture given to the cella of a temple, and to the apartment in a dwelling-house which was sacred to a deity. In medieval architecture the term 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 Eucharist; this in England is generally known as the presbytery.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Sacrarium'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/s/sacrarium.html. 1910.

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