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Cantoris vs. Decani

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Cantorisadjective

Of the side of the chancel, apse, altar or choir on which the cantor's (later precentor's) stall is placed (the left hand side to a person facing the altar);

‘the cantoris side of a choir; a cantoris stall’;

Decaniadjective

Of the side of the chancel, apse, altar or choir on which the dean's stall is placed (the right hand side to a person facing the altar); decanal.

Cantorisadjective

Of or pertaining to a cantor; as, the cantoris side of a choir; a cantoris stall.

Decaniadjective

Used of the side of the choir on which the dean's stall is placed; decanal; - correlative to cantoris; as, the decanal, or decani, side.

Cantoris

Cantoris (Latin: ) is the side of a church choir occupied by the Cantor. In English churches this is typically the choir stalls on the north side of the chancel, although there are some notable exceptions, such as Durham Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Carlisle Cathedral and Southwell Minster.

‘of the cantor’;

Decani

Decani (; Latin: of the dean) is the side of a church choir occupied by the Dean. In English churches, this is typically the choir stalls on the south side of the chancel.

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