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noun 
  1. One of the long benches in a church, seating several persons, usually fixing to the floor and facing the chancel.
  2. An enclosed compartment in a church which provides seating for a group of people, often a prominent family.
At St. Patrick"s Cathedral, firefighters in dress blues and white gloves escorted families to the pews for a memorial service, led by Mr. Bloomberg, to honor the 343 Fire Department employees killed on 9/11. — http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/11/nyregion/nyregionspecial3/11bush.html?hp&ex=1158033600&en=e468f88da52557ed&ei=5094&partner=homepage New York Times

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