faldstool


fald·stool

noun \ˈfl(d)-ˌstül\

Definition of FALDSTOOL

1
:  a folding stool or chair; specifically :  one used by a bishop
2
:  a folding stool or small desk at which one kneels during devotions; especially :  one used by the sovereigns of England at their coronation
3
:  the desk from which the litany is read in Anglican churches

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Origin of FALDSTOOL

Medieval Latin faldistolium, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German faltistuol folding chair, from falt (akin to Old High German faldan to fold) + stuol chair — more at fold, stool
First Known Use: 1603

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