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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FALD'STOOL, n. [fald or fold and stool.]
1. A kind of stool placed at the south side of the altar, at which the kings of England kneel at their coronation.
2. The chair of a bishop inclosed by the railing of the altar.
3. An arm-chair or folding chair.

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Medieval Latin faldistolium, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German faltistuol folding chair, from falt (akin to Old High German faldan to fold) + stuol chair more at fold, stool Date: 1603 1. a folding stool or chair; specifically one used by a bishop 2. a folding stool or small desk at which one kneels during devotions; especially one used by the sovereigns of England at their coronation 3. the desk from which the litany is read in Anglican churches

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a bishop's backless folding chair. 2 Brit. a small movable desk for kneeling at prayer. Etymology: OE fældestol f. med.L faldistolium f. WG (as FOLD(1), STOOL)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Faldstool Fald"stool`, n. [See Faldistory.] A folding stool, or portable seat, made to fold up in the manner of a camo stool. It was formerly placed in the choir for a bishop, when he offciated in any but his own cathedral church. --Fairholt. Note: In the modern practice of the Church of England, the term faldstool is given to the reading desk from which the litany is read. This esage is a relic of the ancient use of a lectern folding like a camp stool.



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