sederunt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sederunt (there were sitting).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sederunt (plural sederunts)

  1. (Scotland) A formal meeting, especially of a judicial or ecclesiastical body.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Sending of Dana Da’, In Black and White, Folio Society 2005, p. 421:
      They held a sederunt, and were filled with tremulous joy, for, in spite of their familiarity with all the other worlds and cycles, they had a very human awe of things sent from Ghostland.
    • Prof. Wilson
      'Tis pity we have not Burn's own account of that long sederunt.
  2. (Scotland) Those people present at such a meeting.

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Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

sederunt (uncountable)

  1. Those in attendance at a meeting.

Usage notes[edit]

Still commonly used formally throughout Scotland.