Faldistory Fal"dis*to*ry, n. [LL. faldistorium, faldestorium, from OHG. faldstuol; faldan, faltan, to fold (G. falten) + stuol stool. So called because it could be folded or laid together. See {Fold}, and {Stool}, and cf. {Faldstool}, {Fauteuil}.] The throne or seat of a bishop within the chancel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • faldistory — noun ( es) Etymology: Medieval Latin faldistorium obsolete : faldstool 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Faldstool — Fald stool , n. [See {Faldistory}.] A folding stool, or portable seat, made to fold up in the manner of a camo stool. It was formerly placed in the choir for a bishop, when he offciated in any but his own cathedral church. Fairholt. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fauteuil — Fau teuil , n. [F. See {Faldistory}.] 1. An armchair; hence (because the members sit in fauteuils or armchairs), membership in the French Academy. [1913 Webster] 2. Chair of a presiding officer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faldstool — (from the O.H. Ger. falden or falten , to fold, and stuol , Mod. Ger. Stuhl , stool ; from the medieval Latin faldistolium derived, through the old form fauesteuil , from the Mod. Fr. fautcuil ) is a portable folding chair, used by a bishop when… …   Wikipedia

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