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n. pl. ca·the·drae (-drē)
1. A bishop's official chair or throne.
2. The office or see of a bishop.
3. The official chair of an office or a position, as of a professor.
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a bishop's throne
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the office or rank of a bishop
3. (Roman Catholic Church) See ex cathedra
[from Latin: chair]
ca•the•dra(kəˈθi drə, ˈkæθ ɪ-)
n., pl. -drae (-dri, -ˌdri)
the seat or throne of a bishop in the principal church of a diocese.
[1625–35; < Latin < Greek kathédra chair, throne, derivative of kathézesthai to sit down]