Etymology
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cathedra (n.)

"seat of a bishop in his church," 1829, Latin, literally "chair" (see cathedral).

updated on October 22, 2017

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Definitions of cathedra from WordNet

cathedra (n.)
a throne that is the official chair of a bishop;
Synonyms: bishop's throne
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