retable: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ri-tā'bul, rē'tā"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a decorative structure raised above an altar at the back, often forming a frame for a picture, bas-relief, or the like, and sometimes including a shelf or shelves, as for ornaments.
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