antechoir


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an·te·choir

 (ăn′tĭ-kwīr′)
n.
A place in front of the choir reserved for the clergy and choir members.

antechoir

(ˈæntɪˌkwaɪə)
n
(Architecture) the part of a church in front of the choir, usually enclosed by screens, tombs, etc

an•te•choir

(ˈæn tiˌkwaɪər)

n.
an enclosed space in front of the choir of a church.
[1885–90]