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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