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☆ in some rural Protestant churches, the seats to the minister's right, once occupied by those leading the responsive amens
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A place in a church reserved for persons leading congregational responses.
- A group of ardent worshipers in a church.