Perclose
Perclose Per*close", n. [OF. parclose an inclosed place; L. per through + claudere, clausum, to shut.] 1. (Eccl. Arch.) Same as {Parclose}. [1913 Webster]

2. Conclusion; end. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]


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  • perclose — Parclose Par close, n. [OF. See {Perclose}.] (Eccl. Arch.) A screen separating a chapel from the body of the church. [Written also {paraclose} and {perclose}.] Hook. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perclose — /perr klohz /, n. parclose. * * * …   Universalium

  • perclose — variant of parclose …   Useful english dictionary

  • paraclose — Parclose Par close, n. [OF. See {Perclose}.] (Eccl. Arch.) A screen separating a chapel from the body of the church. [Written also {paraclose} and {perclose}.] Hook. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parclose — Par close, n. [OF. See {Perclose}.] (Eccl. Arch.) A screen separating a chapel from the body of the church. [Written also {paraclose} and {perclose}.] Hook. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parclose — /pahr klohz /, n. (in a church) a screen dividing one area from another, as a chapel from an aisle. Also, perclose. Cf. rood screen. [1300 50; ME < MF, n. use of fem. of parclos, ptp. of parclore to enclose fully. See PER , CLOSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • parclose — noun /ˈpɑːkləʊz/ A partition that closes off part of a building; especially one that separates an altar or chapel from the rest of a church. he that lay within the perclose dressyd hym up and uncoverde hys hede; and than hym besemed a passyng… …   Wiktionary

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