Faldstool definition

fôldsto͝ol
A folding chair or stool, especially one used by a bishop when not occupying the throne or when presiding away from the cathedral.
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A desk at which the litany is recited.
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A small desk at which worshipers kneel to pray, especially one at which the British sovereign kneels at the time of coronation.
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A portable stool or desk used in praying.
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(r.c.ch.) A backless chair used as by a bishop when officiating in a church not his own.
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(anglican ch.) A desk at which the litany is read.
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A portable, folding chair used by a bishop when away from his throne.
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Any similar stool used in a divine service (such as a British coronation)
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of faldstool - foldstool

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
faldstool
Plural:
faldstools

Origin of faldstool

  • Partial translation of Medieval Latin faldistolium folding stool of Germanic origin pel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition