sedile definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. se·di·lia
One of a set of seats, usually three, provided in some Roman Catholic and Anglican churches for the use of the presiding clergy, traditionally placed on the epistle side of the choir near the altar, and in Gothic-style churches often built into the wall.
Origin: Latin sedīle, seat, from sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of sedilia
plural noun sing. sedile
a set of seats, usually three, traditionally along the south side of a church, for the use of officiating clergy
Origin: Classical Latin plural of sedile, a seat ; from sedere, to sit