retrochoir

retrochoir

[re-truh-kwahyuhr]
noun
that part of a church behind the choir or the main altar.

Origin:
1840–50; < Medieval Latin retrōchorus. See retro-, choir

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retrochoir (ˈrɛtrəʊˌkwaɪə)
 
n
the space in a large church or cathedral behind the high altar

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