from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bishop's official chair or throne.
- n. The office or see of a bishop.
- n. The official chair of an office or a position, as of a professor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The chair or throne of a bishop.
- n. The rank of a bishop.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The official chair or throne of a bishop, or of any person in high authority.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The throne or seat of a bishop in the cathedral or episcopal church of his diocese.
- n. Hence The official chair of any one entitled or professing to teach with authority, as a professor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
Middle English, from Latin, chair, from Greek kathedrā : kat-, kata-, cata- + hedrā, seat; see sed- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cathedra ("seat"), from Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathedra, "chair of a teacher, throne"), from κατά (kata, "down") + ἕδρα (hedra, "seat") (Wiktionary)