Etymology
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chancel (n.)

c. 1300, "enclosed space in a church around the altar," from Old French chancel, from Late Latin cancellus "lattice," from Latin cancelli (plural) "grating, bars" (see cancel); sense extended in Late Latin from the lattice-work that separated the choir from the nave in a church to the space itself.

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Definitions of chancel

chancel (n.)
area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing;
Synonyms: sanctuary / bema
From wordnet.princeton.edu