A Latin word meaning "chair" or "seat." The word 'cathedral' is derived from this. A cathedral is the seat of a diocesan bishop within his diocese.
Related term(s): Cathedral; Bishop; Diocese; Bishopric; Diocesan
Category: Western Christianity
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 192.
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