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Altar rails

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Low rails or barriers in front of the altar, separating the officiating clergy from the other worshippers. HAS

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Getty AAT term number


Narrower Terms used

communion rails

Term used for

rails, altar

Equivalent Terms used

altar rail


12yrs ago

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