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priest's hole

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Definition of priest's hole in English:

noun

historical
A hiding place for a Roman Catholic priest during times of religious persecution.
Example sentences
  • A tour round some of the hidden parts of Towneley Hall, including priest's holes, the cellars and the attic, is also on the agenda.
  • Catherine appointed the Benedictine Father Huddleston, who had hidden Charles II in his priest's hole after the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

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