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 for pulpit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pulpit \Pul"pit\, a.
     Of or pertaining to the pulpit, or preaching; as, a pulpit
     orator; pulpit eloquence.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pulpit \Pul"pit\, n. [L. pulpitum: cf. OF. pulpite, F.
     pulpitre.]
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     1. An elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in
        which the clergyman stands while preaching.
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              I stand like a clerk in my pulpit.    --Chaucer.
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     2. The whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also,
        preaching.
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              I say the pulpit (in the sober use
              Of its legitimate, peculiar powers)
              Must stand acknowledged, while the world shall
              stand,
              The most important and effectual guard,
              Support, and ornament of virtue's cause. --Cowper.
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     3. A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pulpit
      n 1: a platform raised above the surrounding level to give
           prominence to the person on it [syn: dais, podium,
           pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "pulpit":
     ambo, apostleship, balcony, call, care of souls, catafalque, dais,
     desk, emplacement, estrade, floor, gallery, heliport, holy orders,
     hustings, landing, landing pad, landing stage, launching pad,
     lectern, pastorage, pastoral care, pastorate, platform, podium,
     priesthood, priestship, rabbinate, reading desk, rostrum,
     sacred calling, soapbox, stage, step terrace, stump, terrace,
     the church, the cloth, the desk, the ministry, the pulpit,
     tribunal, tribune, vocation
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Pulpit
     (Neh. 8:4). (See EZRA.)
     

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