n. pl. prie-dieus or prie-dieux (-dyœz)
1. A narrow, desklike kneeling bench with space above for a book or the elbows, for use by a person at prayer.
2. An armless, upholstered chair with a high straight back and a low seat.
[French prie-Dieu : prier, to pray (from Old French, from Latin precārī; see PRAY) + Dieu, God (from Old French; see ADIEU).]
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