KJV Dictionary Definition: pulpit


PUL'PIT, n. L. pulpitum, a state, scaffold, or higher part of a stage.

1. An elevated place or inclosed stage in a church, in which the preacher stands. It is called also a desk.

2. In the Roman theater, the pulpitum was the place where the players performed their parts, lower than the scene and higher than the orchestra.

3. A movable desk, from which disputants pronounced their dissertations, and authors recited their works.