sedilia

plural noun

se·​di·​lia sə-ˈdēl-yə How to pronounce sedilia (audio)
-ˈdil-,
 especially British  -ˈdī(-ə)l-
: seats on the south side of the chancel for the celebrant and his assistants

Word History

Etymology

Latin, plural of sedile seat, from sedēre

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sedilia was in 1793

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“Sedilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sedilia. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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