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Definition 1: a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor - [noun denoting artifact]

(paternoster is a kind of ...) lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

(paternoster belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 2: (Roman Catholic Church) the Lord's Prayer in Latin; translates as `our father' - [noun denoting communication]

(paternoster is an instance of ...) the prayer that Christ gave his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:9-13)

(paternoster belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

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