- a portable stool or desk used in praying
- R.C.Ch. a backless chair used as by a bishop when officiating in a church not his own
- Anglican Ch. a desk at which the litany is read
Origin of faldstoolMiddle English foldstol from Medieval Latin faldistolium, probably via Old French faldestoel from Frankish an unverified form faldistol (see fold and stool), akin to Old High German faltstuol, Old English fyldestol
- A folding chair or stool, especially one used by a bishop when not occupying the throne or when presiding away from the cathedral.
- Ecclesiastical 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.
Origin of faldstoolPartial translation of Medieval Latin faldistolium folding stool of Germanic origin ; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots.