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CHOIR

1. the part of a church reserved for choristers; 2. an organized body of singers who perform or lead the musical part of a church service; 3. in monasteries where the Divine Office is chanted the stalls accommodating the monks or nuns and separated from the sanctuary by carved low partitions; 4. one of the nine orders of angels. (Etym. Latin chorus, a choir; Greek choros, a dance, a band of dancers or singers.)

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

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