cathedra

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

Definition of cathedra

: a bishop's official throne

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 5 Jun. 2020.

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