An elevated enclosed stand, often covered by a canopy, in which a preacher stands in a church.

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Elevated stands enclosed by a guardrail and a platform on which to rest a book, intended for clergy to preach to the congregation; usually situated within a church and may be fixed or movable (movable pulpit). It often has a staircase, a backboard, and a sounding-board.

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Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021