noun se·di·le \sə̇ˈdīlē\

Definition of sedile



  1. :  one of usually three seats in the chancel of a church near the altar used by officiating clergy during intervals of a service and in an English church usually placed in a recess in the south wall

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Origin and Etymology of sedile

Latin, seat, from sedēre to sit

First Known Use: 1793

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