- 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
1785–95; < Latin sedīle sitting-place, equivalent to sed(ēre) to sit1 + -īle neuter noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for sedile
At the E. end is a piscina and a sedile, each under an elaborate triple ogee canopy.
The sanctuary contains a sedile and piscina, and a stoup and a rougher piscina will be found in the nave.
Note the old font which was evidently at one time coloured; also the aumbry, piscina and sedile.Seaward Sussex
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.