faldstool

noun
fald·stool | \ ˈfȯl(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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First Known Use of faldstool

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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