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Dais Raised area where the lord's chair is positioned
Dalmatic Deacon's (also bishop's) vestment (See TUNICLE)
Daughter House Foundation of an abbey by monks from another abbey. Initial community consisted of 13 monks, one of which was the group leader.
Day Stairs Stairs usually leading from the cloister to the dorter (sleeping hall).
Dean The head of the group of people running the cathedral (Chapter)
Deanery Where the Dean lived
Decani The south side of the choir on which the Dean sits. Usually in a Cathedral
Diocese Area under the jurisdiction of a Bishop
Dormitory The room where the choir monks slept
Dorter Shared sleeping hall (dormitory) for monks
Encaustic Tiles Tiles used in medieval cathedrals having the patterns burnt into them
Feretory The shrines containing the sacred relics of saints
Frater Large common dining room in an abbey. Strict rules of procedure and silence were observed while readings were given.
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