1. A folding chair or stool, especially one used by a bishop when not occupying the throne or when presiding away from the cathedral.
a. A desk at which the litany is recited.
b. A small desk at which worshipers kneel to pray, especially one at which the British sovereign kneels at the time of coronation.
[Partial translation of Medieval Latin faldistolium, folding stool, of Germanic origin; see pel-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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