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Definition of "galilee" [galilee]

  • A small chapel or porch at the western end of a medieval English church. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "galilee" in a sentence
  • "Was this the Early English porch now known as the galilee?"
  • "Nay, they were not satisfied when our porter and watch told them that those they pursued had taken refuge in the galilee of the church, but continued for some minutes clamouring and striking upon the postern door, demanding that the men who had offended should be delivered up to them."
  • "He built the galilee at the west end of the church."