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Meaning of BEMA

Pronunciation:  'beemu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
 

BEMA is a 4 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: chancel, sanctuary
 
 See Also: area, choir, church, church building

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be"ma\, n. [Gr. ? step, platform.]
1. (Gr. Antiq.) A platform from which speakers addressed an
   assembly. --Mitford.

2. (Arch.)
   (a) That part of an early Christian church which was
       reserved for the higher clergy; the inner or eastern
       part of the chancel.
   (b) Erroneously: A pulpit.

 

 

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