- a prolonged discussion or session for discussion.
- a sitting of a church assembly or other body.
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Examples from the Web for sederunt
The sun was pretty far down in the west by the time their sederunt ended.Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
In 1723 the court of session passed an Act of Sederunt for the purpose of regulating the procedure in fiars courts.
For a time she bustled round him, with all her vexation gone, saying nothing of his sederunt with her brothers.Gilian The Dreamer
Its rules of court for the regulation of judicial proceedings are called 'acts of sederunt.'Chambers's Edinburgh Journal Vol. XVII. No. 418. New Series.
William and Robert Chambers
Thats no our present sederunt; but I would ask you, if ye do not think I hae the justice o this plea?The Entail
- a sitting of an ecclesiastical assembly, court, etc
- the list of persons present
C17: from Latin sēdērunt they were sitting, from sedēre to sit
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Word Origin and History for sederunt
"sitting, session," Latin, literally "they sat" (typical opening word in recordings of such proceedings), third person plural past tense of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary).
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