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[si-deer-uh nt]
  1. a prolonged discussion or session for discussion.
  2. a sitting of a church assembly or other body.
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Historical Examples of 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.

  • Its rules of court for the regulation of judicial proceedings are called 'acts of sederunt.'

  • Thats no our present sederunt; but I would ask you, if ye do not think I hae the justice o this plea?

    The Entail

    John Galt

British Dictionary definitions for sederunt


noun (in Scotland)
  1. a sitting of an ecclesiastical assembly, court, etc
  2. the list of persons present
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Word Origin for sederunt

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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