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se·di·le  audio  (s-dl) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. se·di·lia  (-dly, -dl-) KEY 
One of a set of seats, usually three, provided in some Roman Catholic and Anglican churches for the use of the presiding clergy, traditionally placed on the epistle side of the choir near the altar, and in Gothic-style churches often built into the wall.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin sedle, seat, from sedre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots


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