pulpit

n.

  1. An elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching.
  2. The whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also, preaching.
  3. A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker.

a.

  1. Of or pertaining to the pulpit, or preaching; as, a pulpit orator; pulpit eloquence.