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sederunt

[si-deer-uh nt] /sɪˈdɪər ənt/
noun
1.
a prolonged discussion or session for discussion.
2.
a sitting of a church assembly or other body.
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British Dictionary definitions for sederunt

sederunt

/sɪˈderʊnt; sɪˈdɛərənt/
noun (in Scotland)
1.
a sitting of an ecclesiastical assembly, court, etc
2.
the list of persons present
Word Origin
C17: from Latin sēdērunt they were sitting, from sedēre to sit
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Word Origin and History for sederunt
n.

"sitting, session," Latin, literally "they sat" (typical opening word in recordings of such proceedings), third person plural past tense of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary).

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