STOOL, noun [G., a stool a stock, a pew, a chair, the see of a bishop. This coincides with stall and still. A stool is that which is set, or a seat.
1. A seat without a back; a little form consisting of a board with three or four legs, intended as a set for one person.
2. The seat used in evacuating the contents of the bowels; hence, an evacuation; a discharge from the bowels.
3. [Latin] A sucker; a shoot from the bottom of the stem or the root of a plant.
STOOL of repentance, in Scotland, an elevated seat in the church, on which persons sit as a punishment for fornication and adultery.
STOOL, verb intransitive In agriculture, to ramify; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.