noun, plural cathedrae /kəˈθidri, ˈkæθɪˌdri/ [kuh-thee-dree, kath-i-dree] Show IPA .
the seat or throne of a bishop in the principal church of a diocese.
an official chair, as of a professor in a university.
an ancient Roman chair used by women, having an inclined, curved back and curved legs flaring outward: the Roman copy of the Greek klismos.
< Greek kathédra,
derivative of kathézomai
to sit down; see cata-
; cf. chair