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 {fridstool}, {freedstool}, etc.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • frithstool — /frith stool /, n. (in Anglo Saxon England) a seat in a church, placed near the altar, for persons who claimed the right of sanctuary. [bef. 1000; OE frithstol, equiv. to frith peace, security (akin to ON frithr, Goth Frithareiks Frederick; see… …   Universalium

  • frithstool — noun A stone seat, placed near the altar of a church, which afforded protection to those seeking sanctuary …   Wiktionary

  • frithstool — frith·stool …   English syllables

  • frithstool — /friӨstuwl/ The stool of peace. A stool or chair placed in a church or cathedral, and which was the symbol and place of sanctuary to those who fled to it and reached it …   Black's law dictionary

  • frithstool — /friӨstuwl/ The stool of peace. A stool or chair placed in a church or cathedral, and which was the symbol and place of sanctuary to those who fled to it and reached it …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fridstol — noun A frithstool …   Wiktionary

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