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noun \(ˌ)prē-ˈdyə(r), prē-ˈdyœ\

Definition of prie–dieu



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 and Etymology of prie–dieu

French, literally, pray God

First Known Use: 1760

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