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respond

1. Architect a pilaster or an engaged column that supports an arch or a lintel
2. Christianity a choral anthem chanted in response to a lesson read at a church service
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Respond

A pier or pilaster projecting from a wall as a support for an arch at the end of an arcade.
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A support, usually a corbel or pilaster, affixed to a wall to receive one end of an arch, a groin, or a vault rib.
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