sedile

sedile

[se-dahy-lee]
noun, plural sedilia [se-dil-ee-uh] . Ecclesiastical.
one of the seats (usually three) on the south side of the chancel, often recessed, for the use of the officiating clergy.

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin sedīle sitting-place, equivalent to sed(ēre) to sit1 + -īle neuter noun suffix

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