fald|stool

fald|stool
fald|stool «FLD STOOL», noun.
1. a chair, armless and, formerly, folding, used by a bishop or other prelate when officiating in his own church away from the throne, or in a church not his own.
2. a) a movable folding stool or desk at which worshipers kneel during certain acts of devotion. b) such a stool used by the sovereigns of Great Britain at the ceremony of coronation. c) (in the Church of England) a small desk at which the litany is said or sung.
[< Medieval Latin faldistolium, perhaps < Germanic (compare Old Saxon faldistōl (literally) folding seat < faldan to fold + stōl seat, stool)]

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