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prie–dieu

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noun \(ˌ)prē-ˈdyə(r), prē-ˈdyœ\

Definition of prie–dieu

plural prie–dieux play \-ˈdyə(r)(z), -ˈdyœ(z)\

  1. 1 :  a kneeling bench designed for use by a person at prayer and fitted with a raised shelf on which the elbows or a book may be rested

  2. 2 :  a low armless upholstered chair with a high straight back



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Origin of prie–dieu

French, literally, pray God


First Known Use: 1760


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