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n. pl. se·di·lia (-dĭl′yə, -dĭl′ē-ə)
One of a set of seats provided in a church for the use of the presiding clergy, usually three in number and located on the liturgical south side of the chancel, often in a niche built into the wall.

[Latin sedīle, seat, from sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]


- A seat by the altar for a member of the church clergy.
See also related terms for seats.

Sedila, Sedile

 a series of seats in a church, usually three in number, frequently set into the wall and surmounted by decorative arches, 1793.
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Carlos Sediles Real ("Pentecostalisms in Nicaragua: General Aspects of Their Foundations, Growth and Social Participation," Exchange 36 [2007]: 386-96) rightly attempts to discern key themes of Pentecostal theology of mission as they appear in songs, hymns, and choruses of worship and liturgy.