sedilia

plural noun
se·​di·​lia | \ sə-ˈdēl-yə How to pronounce sedilia (audio) , -ˈdil-, especially British -ˈdī(-ə)l- \

Definition of sedilia

: seats on the south side of the chancel for the celebrant and his assistants

First Known Use of sedilia

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sedilia

Latin, plural of sedile seat, from sedēre

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“Sedilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sedilia. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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