se·​di·​le | \ sə̇ˈdīlē\
plural sedilia\ -​ˈdilēə \

Definition of sedile

: 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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First Known Use of sedile

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sedile

Latin, seat, from sedēre to sit

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