Pronunciation: (kan-sel'us), [key]
—pl. -cel•liPronunciation: (-sel'ī, -sel'ē). [key] Archit.
1. (in an early Christian basilica) one of a row of bars separating the clergy and sometimes the choir from the congregation.
2. (in an ancient Roman basilica) one of a row of bars separating the court personnel from the spectators.
3. cancelli,a screen of such bars.
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