amen corner

amen corner

noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
a place in some Protestant churches, usually at one side of the pulpit, occupied by worshipers leading the responsive amens of the congregation.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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amen corner
 
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(US) the amen corner the part of a church, usually to one side of the pulpit, occupied by people who lead the responsive amens during the service

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