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cathedra


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cathedra  \Cath"e*dra\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?  seat.  See  {Chair}.] 
  The  official  chair  or  throne  of  a  bishop,  or  of  any  person  in 
  high  authority. 
 
  {Ex  cathedra}  [L.,  from  the  chair],  in  the  exercise  of  one's 
  office;  with  authority. 
 
  The  Vatican  Council  declares  that  the  Pope,  is 
  infallible  ``when  he  speaks  ex  cathedra.''  --Addis  & 
  Arnold's  Cath. 
  Dict. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cathedra 
  n  :  the  official  chair  of  a  bishop  [syn:  {bishop's  throne}] 




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