Definition of sedilia in English:

sedilia

plural nounsedile/-ˈdīlē/

  • A group of stone seats for clergy in the south chancel wall of a church, usually three in number and often canopied and decorated.

Pronunciation

sedilia

/səˈdilēə/ /səˈdɪliə/

Origin

Late 18th century from Latin, ‘seat’, from sedere ‘sit’.