[ se-dahy-lee ]
/ sɛˈdaɪ li /

noun, plural se·dil·i·a [se-dil-ee-uh] /sɛˈdɪl i ə/. Ecclesiastical.

one of the seats (usually three) on the south side of the chancel, often recessed, for the use of the officiating clergy.

Nearby words

  1. sedged,
  2. sedgemoor,
  3. sedgwick,
  4. sedgwick, ellery,
  5. sedgy,
  6. sedilia,
  7. sediment,
  8. sedimentary,
  9. sedimentary rock,
  10. sedimentation

Origin of sedile

1785–95; < Latin sedīle sitting-place, equivalent to sed(ēre) to sit1 + -īle neuter noun suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sedile

  • The sanctuary contains a sedile and piscina, and a stoup and a rougher piscina will be found in the nave.

    Somerset|G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • Note the old font which was evidently at one time coloured; also the aumbry, piscina and sedile.

    Seaward Sussex|Edric Holmes
  • At the E. end is a piscina and a sedile, each under an elaborate triple ogee canopy.

    Somerset|G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • This is beneath a sept-foiled arch, beside which is another strangely irregular (p. 210) arch over a sedile.