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sedile

[ se-dahy-lee ]
/ sɛˈdaɪ li /
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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.
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Origin of sedile

1785–95; <Latin sedīle sitting-place, equivalent to sed(ēre) to sit1 + -īle neuter noun suffix
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