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[pyoo] /pyu/

(in a church) one of a number of fixed, benchlike seats with backs, accessible by aisles, for the use of the congregation.
an enclosed seat in a church, or an enclosure with seats, usually reserved for a family or other group of worshipers.
those occupying pews; congregation.
(in a church)

(Brit, informal) a seat (esp in the phrase take a pew)

late 14c., “raised, enclosed seat for certain worshippers” (ladies, important men, etc.), from Old French puie, puy “balcony, elevation,” from Latin podia, plural of podium “elevated place,” also “balcony in a Roman theater” (see podium). Meaning “fixed bench with a back, for a number of worshippers” is attested from 1630s.


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