Sederunt

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sederunt A sitting, as of a court or other body. "'T is pity we have not Burns's own account of that long sederunt ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sederunt There sat: a word used in minutes of the meetings of courts and other bodies in noting that such and such members were present and composed the meeting: as, sederunt A. B., C. D., etc. (that is, there sat or were present A. B., C. D., etc.).
    • n sederunt n. A single sitting or meeting of a court; also, a more or less formal meeting or sitting of any association, society, or company of men.
    • n sederunt A Scotch statute of 1692 relating to the formalities of publicity in conveying lands.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sederunt sē-dē′runt in Scotland, the sitting of a court
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., they sat, fr. sedere, to sit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 'they sat'—sedēre, to sit.

Usage

In literature:

We had in the council many a long and weighty sederunt on the subject, without coming to any practical conclusion.
"The Provost" by John Galt
Its rules of court for the regulation of judicial proceedings are called 'acts of sederunt.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal Vol. XVII. No. 418. New Series." by William and Robert Chambers
For a time she bustled round him, with all her vexation gone, saying nothing of his sederunt with her brothers.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
Quia illic sederunt sedes in judicio, sedes super domum David.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
In his long sederunts with Templandmuir he would slip out to the pump, before every brew, to get water of sufficient coldness.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
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