frithstool


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

frithstool

(ˈfrɪθˌstuːl)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) ecclesiast obsolete (from Old English) a seat in a church which provided protection to a person seeking sanctuary
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
The third painting, The Frithstool: Seat of Refuge, based on Hexham Abbey, is estimated at up to pounds 7,000.