Pronunciation: (ku-thē'dru, kath'i-), [key]
—pl. -draePronunciation: (-drē, -drē"). [key]
1. the seat or throne of a bishop in the principal church of a diocese.
2. an official chair, as of a professor in a university.
3. an ancient Roman chair used by women, having an inclined, curved back and curved legs flaring outward: the Roman copy of the Greek klismos.
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