leper window

leper windowAlso 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. 30 August 2018. Web. 26 September 2020. <>