Pulpit
Pulpit Pul"pit, n. [L. pulpitum: cf. OF. pulpite, F. pulpitre.] [1913 Webster] 1. An elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching. [1913 Webster]

I stand like a clerk in my pulpit. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. The whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also, preaching. [1913 Webster]

I say the pulpit (in the sober use Of its legitimate, peculiar powers) Must stand acknowledged, while the world shall stand, The most important and effectual guard, Support, and ornament of virtue's cause. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

3. A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • pulpit — early 14c., from L.L. pulpitum raised structure on which preachers stand, in classical L. scaffold, platform for actors, of unknown origin. Also borrowed in M.H.G. as pulpit (Ger. Pult desk ). Sense of Christian preachers and ministers generally… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • pulpit — pùlpīt m <G pulpíta> DEFINICIJA 1. pov. u antičkom Rimu, svako uzvišeno mjesto za javne nastupe 2. kat. a. u kršćanskoj bazilici, prostor za pjevanje ili tumačenje liturgije b. u srednjovjekovnoj Francuskoj i Njemačkoj, drveni pult na kojem …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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  • pulpit — ► NOUN ▪ a raised enclosed platform in a church or chapel from which the preacher delivers a sermon. ORIGIN Latin pulpitum scaffold, platform …   English terms dictionary

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