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sedile

sedile
A seat (usually one of three) for the clergy to the right of an altar, often set in a canopied niche in the chancel wall.
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Los sepulcros reales y el altar de la Virgen formaban una composicion ascendente, con un plano celestial y otro intermedio o regio donde los monarcas en actitud mayestatica, sentados bajo un sitial triple, la antigua sedilia liturgica, velaban las cajas de sus restos mortales y eran la escenografia tridimensional de la imagen del poder en la tierra.
They were able to move a large valuable carpet, the bishop's seat, the clergy sedilia and other small furniture .
Church law says benches or chairs -- scamma seu sedilia in Latin -- may be used.
Mae sedilia tebyg i'w gweld yn Eglwys Clynnog Fawr.