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1. Small enclosed space or chapel in Antique Rome where the household deities (Lares and Penates) were venerated, often treated as an aedicule, also called lararium.

2. Chantry-, mortuary-, or any other small chapel in a church defined by a screen.

3. Unroofed enclosed space associated with an Ancient Egyptian temple, or found in Roman architecture in connection with religious rites.

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