Frid"stol`\ (fr[i^]d"st[=o]l`), Frithstool \Frith`stool"\ (fr[i^]th"st[=oo]l`), n. [AS. fri[eth]st[=o]l. See Fred, and Stool.] A seat in churches near the altar, to which offenders formerly fled for sanctuary. [Written variously fridstool, freedstool, etc.] [Obs.]
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