The chair has been used to refer to a seat or office of authority since the middle of
the 17th century; its earliest citation in the Oxford English Dictionary dates to
1658–1659, four years after the first citation for chairman. .It is a seat, especially
for one person, usually having four legs for support and a rest for the back and
often having rests for the arms. Something that serves as a chair or supports like
a chair: The two men clasped hands to make a chair for their injured companion. a
seat of office or authority.
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