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noun 
  1. A table, frame, or case, usually with sloping top, but often with flat top, for the use writers and readers. It often has a drawer or repository underneath.
  2. A reading table or lectern to support the book from which the liturgical service is read, differing from the pulpit from which the sermon is preached; also (esp. in the United States), a pulpit. Hence, used symbolically for the clerical profession.
Translations: 
  • French: bureau , pupitre (school desk)
  • German: Schreibtisch
  • Spanish: escritorio , pupitre (school desk)
Etymology: From desca, from discus.


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