frithstool

noun
frith·​stool | \ ˈfrithˌstu̇l \
variants: or less commonly fridstool \ " , -​idˌs-​ \

Definition of frithstool

: a seat of sanctuary or refuge placed in ancient times in some English churches

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History and Etymology for frithstool

Old English frithstōl place of safety or refuge, from frith peace + stōl chair, seat

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“Frithstool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frithstool. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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