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    Britannica Online
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    • Abstract:
      in Western architecture, that part of a cathedral or other large cruciform church that lies between the chancel, or choir, and the high altar, or sanctuary. As an element of a cruciform church (i.e., one laid out in the shape of a cross), the presbytery may be located geographically west of the sanctuary and east of the choir. This area, which is sometimes also called the presbyterium, can be occupied only by members of the clergy, those priests who participate in services within the sanctuary. The presbytery is often raised a few steps above or otherwise separated from the chancel, [...]
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      Presbytery. Britannica Online, [s. l.], [s. d.]. Disponível em: Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
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      Presbytery. Britannica Online. Accessed October 22, 2020.
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      Presbytery. (n.d.). Britannica Online.
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      “Presbytery.” 2020. Britannica Online. Accessed October 22.
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      ‘Presbytery’ (no date) Britannica Online. Available at: (Accessed: 22 October 2020).
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      ‘Presbytery’ n.d., Britannica Online, viewed 22 October 2020, .
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      “Presbytery.” Britannica Online. EBSCOhost, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.
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      “Presbytery.” Britannica Online. Accessed October 22, 2020.
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      Presbytery. Britannica Online [Internet]. [cited 2020 Oct 22]; Available from: