leper window

[leper window]
Also known as

  • hagioscope


In medieval architecture, a low window in the chancel wall of a church, often guarded by a wooden shutter and iron bars, to enable lepers gathered in the churchyard to attend Mass.

MLA Citation

  • “leper window”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 September 2013. Web. 25 November 2015. <>