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In ecclesiastical architecture, a retroquire (also spelled retrochoir), or back-choir, is the space behind the high altar in a church or cathedral, which sometimes separates it from the end chapel. It may contain seats for the church choir.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Back-Choir". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- "Retrochoir". Merriam-Webster. 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
Definition of RETROCHOIR 1: the space left in a church behind the high altar or choir enclosure sometimes used as a chapel and occasionally containing a second choir enclosure
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