- the throne of a bishop in a cathedral
- the episcopal see
- any seat of high authority
Origin of cathedraL, a chair, office of a teacher (in LL(Ec), of a bishop) from Classical Greek kathedra, a seat, bench from kata-, down + hedra, a seat
- A bishop's official chair or throne.
- The office or see of a bishop.
- The official chair of an office or a position, as of a professor.
Origin of cathedraMiddle English from Latin chair from Greek kathedrā kat-, kata- cata- hedrā seat ; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin cathedra (“seat”), from Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathedra, “chair of a teacher, throne”), from κατά (kata, “down”) + ἕδρα (hedra, “seat”)