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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section V. Religious Affections
5. Religious Institutions
 
1000. Temple.
 
  
NOUN:TEMPLE, place of worship; house of God, house of prayer; cathedral, minster, church, kirk [Scot. & dial. Eng.], chapel, meeting-house, bethel, ebenezer [Eng.], conventicle, basilica, fane, holy place, chantry, oratory.
  synagogue, tabernacle; mosque, masjid [Moham.]; dewal, kan-pati [both Hindu], girja [Hind., Christian]; pagoda, pagod [archaic], kiack [Buddhist]; Chinese temple, joss house [colloq.]; pantheon.
  SHRINE, dagoba [India]; tope, stupa [Buddhist], Marabout [Moham.].
  [INTERIOR] altar, sanctuary, Holy of Holies, sanctum sanctorum [L.], sacristy; sacrarium; communion -, holy -, Lord’s- table; table of the Lord; pyx; baptistery, font; piscina; stoup; holy-water stoup, holy-water basin; ambry, aumbry [archaic]; sedile; reredos; rood screen, rood beam, chapel screen, jube; rood loft.
  chancel, apse, choir, quire [archaic], nave, triforium, blindstory, aisle, transept, crypt, porch, cloisters; churchyard, golgotha; calvary, Easter sepulcher; stall, pew, seat, seating; pulpit, ambo, lectern, reading desk; confessional; prothesis, table (or altar) of prothesis, chapel of prothesis [Eastern Ch.]; credence, baldachin or baldaquin; belfry; vestry, chapter house; presbytery; diaconicon or diaconicum; mourners’ bench, mourners’ seat; anxious bench, anxious seat, penitent form.
  MONASTERY, priory, abbey, friary, convent, nunnery, cloister.
  s, sanctum sanctorum [L.], sacristy; sacrarium; communion -, holy -, Lord’s- table; table of the Lord; pyx; baptistery, font; piscina; stoup; holy-water stoup, holy-water basin; ambry, aumbry [archaic]; sedile; reredos; rood screen, rood beam, chapel screen, jube; rood loft.
  chancel, apse, choir, quire [archaic], nave, triforium, blindstory, aisle, transept, crypt, porch, cloisters; churchyard, golgotha; calvary, Easter sepulcher; stall, pew, seat, seating; pulpit, ambo, lectern, reading desk; confessional; prothesis, table (or altar) of prothesis, chapel of prothesis [Eastern Ch.]; credence, baldachin or baldaquin; belfry; vestry, chapter house; presbytery; diaconicon or diaconicum; mourners’ bench, mourners’ seat; anxious bench, anxious seat, penitent form.
  MONASTERY, priory, abbey, friary, convent, nunnery, cloister.
  PARSONAGE, rectory, vicarage, manse, deanery, clergy house; glebe; Vatican; bishop’s palace; Lambeth.
  
ADJECTIVE:CHURCHLY, claustral, cloistered, monastic, monasterial, monachal, conventual; cruciform.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Ne vile fano.
  2. There’s nothing ill can dwell in such a temple.—Tempest
  3. The hand that rounded Peter’s dome And groined the aisles of Christian Rome Wrought in a sad sincerity; Himself from God he could not free; He builded better than he knew;—The conscious stone to beauty grew.—Emerson
  4. Whilst love and terror laid the tiles.—Emerson

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