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The upper part of a church wall having windows in it above the roofs of the aisles. Found in early Christian basilicas, it was beautifully developed later in Gothic cathedrals.

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

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