Gazophylacium (γαζωφυλάκιον), the treasury outside the Church, among the early Christians, in which the oblations or offerings of the people were kept. The word also denotes the chest in the temple at Jerusalem in which the valuable presents consecrated to God were kept; and it was sometimes applied to the apartments of the temple used for storing the provisions for sacrifice and the priests' portion. SEE CHURCH; SEE TEMPLE.

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