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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

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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respond
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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The cousin had been sent ahead to give notice of their approach; a herald appeared as before, bearing a powder-horn, to enable them to respond to the intended salute.
The City Council is considering legal action, citing false advertising, against a security company's posted claim that the Los Angeles Police Department no longer responds to burglar alarms.
When an officer responds to the scene of a complaint of possible child abuse and observes an adult wrestling with a screaming, struggling, red-faced child, the officer must use split-second judgment.

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