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tabernacle

noun [C] uk   /ˈtæb.əˌnæk.l̩/ us    /-ɚ-/
a place of worship for some groups of ChristiansReligious buildings and places For the Jews in ancient times, a tabernacle was a type of tent moved from place to place and used for worship.Religious buildings and places in a Roman Catholic church, the box in which holy bread and wine are keptThe Roman Catholic ChurchChristian denominations
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