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AMBULATORY

A covered passage, with one side open to the air, around the apse of a church or cloister. The former often has radiating altars or chapels. (Etym. Latin ambulare, to walk, go about.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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