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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How to use sedile in a sentence
This is beneath a sept-foiled arch, beside which is another strangely irregular (p. 210) arch over a sedile.Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely | Rev. Edward Conybeare.
Elfride, in turning her head, saw something shine weakly from a crevice in the rocky sedile.A Pair of Blue Eyes | Thomas Hardy
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
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
A single sedile for one person only is occasionally met with, but not often.The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed. | Matthew Holbeche Bloxam