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Definition of Chancel


  1. That part of a church, reserved for the use of the clergy, where the altar, or communion table, is placed.
  2. All that part of a cruciform church which is beyond the line of the transept farthest from the main front.

Chancel Translations

chancel in German is Altarraum {m}
chancel in Spanish is presbiterio
chancel in Swedish is kyrkokor