cathedra

noun
ca·​the·​dra | \ kə-ˈthē-drə How to pronounce cathedra (audio) \

Definition of cathedra

: a bishop's official throne

Examples of cathedra in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Orthodox communion has little choice but to engage this situation robustly, for the present patriarch of Moscow is on the brink of turning his cathedra into a slaughter bench, and himself into the accomplice of a war criminal. Tim Kelleher, National Review, 3 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of cathedra

circa 1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cathedra

Latin, chair — more at chair

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“Cathedra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cathedra. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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