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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Prof. Wilson and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      'Tis pity we have not Burn's own account of that long sederunt.
  2. (Scotland) Those people present at such a meeting.

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

sēdērunt

  1. third-person plural perfect active indicative of sedeō

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

sederunt (uncountable)

  1. Those in attendance at a meeting.

Usage notes[edit]

Still commonly used formally throughout Scotland.