state (n.)
[also: cloth of state] canopy over a chair of state
H8 I.iv.1.1[stage direction] A small table under a state for the Cardinal
H8 II.iv.1.14[stage direction] The King takes place under the cloth of state
H8 V.iii.1.2stage direction] A council-table brought in with chairs and stools, and placed under the state
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