Sedán. n.s. [from sedes, Latin.] A kind of portable coach; a chair.
Some beg for absent persons, feign them sick,
Close mew'd in their sedans for want of air,
And for their wives produce an empty chair. Dryden.
By a tax of Cato's it was provided, that women's wearing cloaths, ornament and sedan, exceeding 121 l. 1 s. 10 d. halfpenny, should pay 30 s. in the hundred pound value. Arbuthn.