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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 147 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FALDSTOOL (from the O.H. Ger. falden or fallen, to fold, and stool, Mod. Ger. Stuhl, a stool; from the medieval Latin faldistolium is derived, through the old form faudesteuil, the Mod. Fr. fauteuil), properly a folding seat for the use of a bishop when not occupying the throne in his own cathedral, or when officiating in a cathedral or church other than his own; hence any movable folding st301 used for kneeling in divine service. The small desk or stand from which the Litany is read is some-times called a faldstool, and a similar stool is provided for the use of the sovereign at his coronation.
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