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SACRARIUM

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 980 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SACRARIUM, the term in classic architecture given to the cells 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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