fridstool
Fridstol Frid"stol` (fr[i^]d"st[=o]l`), Frithstool Frith`stool" (fr[i^]th"st[=oo]l`), n. [AS. fri[eth]st[=o]l. See {Fred}, and {Stool}.] A seat in churches near the altar, to which offenders formerly fled for sanctuary. [Written variously {fridstool}, {freedstool}, etc.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Fridstool — A peace stool, i.e. a refuge, or sanctuary; a seat near the altar of a church where sanctuary was found. It should be noted that not all churches had such power, which was carefully regulated. Cf. Frith; Sanctuary …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • fridstool — variant of frithstool …   Useful english dictionary

  • freedstool — Fridstol Frid stol (fr[i^]d st[=o]l ), Frithstool Frith stool (fr[i^]th st[=oo]l ), n. [AS. fri[eth]st[=o]l. See {Fred}, and {Stool}.] A seat in churches near the altar, to which offenders formerly fled for sanctuary. [Written variously… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fridstol — Frid stol (fr[i^]d st[=o]l ), Frithstool Frith stool (fr[i^]th st[=oo]l ), n. [AS. fri[eth]st[=o]l. See {Fred}, and {Stool}.] A seat in churches near the altar, to which offenders formerly fled for sanctuary. [Written variously {fridstool},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frithstool — Fridstol Frid stol (fr[i^]d st[=o]l ), Frithstool Frith stool (fr[i^]th st[=oo]l ), n. [AS. fri[eth]st[=o]l. See {Fred}, and {Stool}.] A seat in churches near the altar, to which offenders formerly fled for sanctuary. [Written variously… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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