prie-dieus (benches)

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Scope note
Bench-like pieces of furniture for the use of a person at prayer, consisting of a kneeler with a narrow upright front surmounted by a ledge for books or for resting the elbows, and often a shelf below this for storing books. For similar pieces that are in the form of a low chair, use "prie-dieu chairs."
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024