|1.||a gallery or loft over the rood screen in a church or cathedral|
|2.||another name for rood screen|
|[C18: from French jubé, from opening words of Medieval Latin prayer Jube, Domine, benedicere Bid, Lord, a blessing; probably from the deacon's standing by the rood screen or in the rood loft to pronounce this prayer]|
(from the French jube), construction marking off the chancel, or sanctuary, of a church from the rest of the interior. Its mature medieval form consisted of three basic elements: a screen (known in England as a rood screen); a gallery, or loft, from which the words Jube, Domine, benedicere (hence jube) were spoken; and a crucifix (rood) surmounting the whole. See rood screen.
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