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sedile

[se-dahy-lee] /sɛˈdaɪ li/
noun, plural sedilia
[se-dil-ee-uh] /sɛˈdɪl i ə/ (Show IPA).
Ecclesiastical.
1.
one of the seats (usually three) on the south side of the chancel, often recessed, for the use of the officiating clergy.
Origin of sedile
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin sedīle sitting-place, equivalent to sed(ēre) to sit1 + -īle neuter noun suffix
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sedilia

/sɛˈdaɪlɪə/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the group of three seats, each called a sedile (sɛˈdaɪlɪ), often recessed, on the south side of a sanctuary where the celebrant and ministers sit at certain points during High Mass
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from sedīle a chair, from sedēre to sit
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