frithstool

noun frith·stool \ˈfrithˌstu̇l\
variants: less commonly

fridstool

\", -idˌs-\

Definition of frithstool

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

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Origin and Etymology of frithstool

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


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