plural noun

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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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