parclose

parclose

[pahr-klohz]
noun
(in a church) a screen dividing one area from another, as a chapel from an aisle.
Also, perclose.
Compare rood screen.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French, noun use of feminine of parclos, past participle of parclore to enclose fully. See per-, close

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parclose (ˈpɑːˌkləʊz)
 
n
a screen or railing in a church separating off an altar, chapel, etc
 
[C14: from Old French, noun use of past participle of parclore to close off; see per-, close1]

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