Pronunciation: (pyOO), [key]
1. (in a church) one of a number of fixed, benchlike seats with backs, accessible by aisles, for the use of the congregation.
2. an enclosed seat in a church, or an enclosure with seats, usually reserved for a family or other group of worshipers.
3. those occupying pews; congregation.
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