Etymology – No-Seat Vszuerk
One of the earliest pieces of furniture, a chair was a basic kind of seating used by people in the house, in the market, and at other places. Its main attributes are two curved pieces of hard wood, joined at a 90 degree or a slight more, to one another at some angle. The arm rests are not necessary but can be fitted with additional padding. This chair has a long history, from the Middle Ages to the early Renaissance period.
A chair has four legs, and these legs are articulated so that the chair can be lifted up when the occupant wants to sit down. This chair has a seat and back that support the occupant’s body while they are sitting, or even while they are standing up. This chair has a lever or a mechanism that allows the occupant to sit back, to move the chair around on a small platform. The back of this chair has a bench attachment, which allows the person to rest their legs against the seat of the chair.
A chair has been around for a long time. It was used by kings and feudal lords, who had the authority to decide who was allowed to sit on their throne. After the deposition of the king, if there were no sufficient numbers of eligible candidates, the king could appoint an ‘undivided chairmanship’, which meant that any of his loyal subjects who were related by blood or marriage to the throne, were given the right to sit on the chair. The word ‘chairmanship’ today is sometimes used in place of ‘royalty’, which referred to the financial position of a lord or gentleman
If you want to make a point, let’s say that you want to vote, and you happen to find yourself with a chair, where there are at least 0 members of the audience, and nobody is sitting in front of the chair, then you would still have to sit before the chair. Therefore, the term ‘unified vote’ is slightly less than precise, but we will use it in this article to refer to a situation where there is no chair, and everyone has to sit before the chair. Alternatively, we could call the situation where no chair and no one is sitting in front of the chair the ‘general voting’ situation.
If you find a situation where there are no more than 6 chairs in front of you, and there is a chair which can accommodate you, but no other humans or animals, and there are no more than 0 members of your party, then you are a holder. You have to go through the required steps before you can be seated, and the first one is finding out if you can have a meeting with the chair. If you can not get a meeting with the chair, you need to give reasons why, and the other members of your party will need to give reasons why they can not accommodate you, either in terms of a lack of space, or a time, in which they cannot meet you.
Another interesting etymology from German suggests that the word ‘zuerk’ means ‘no seat’. So the definition of ‘no-seat’ is a chair that nobody sits in. This is obviously very different to the situation where you are a student and you don’t have a free seat, but rather you are required to stand in line for hours until you get to sit in a chair. This means that you are sitting in a chair, and that you can request that you be taken to a different chair or asked to remove your name plate if you want to. So clearly, the etymology of the word ‘no-seat’ indicates that it is impossible for a person to be forced to sit down at a chair, whereas the word ‘zuerk’ literally means ‘no seat’ – the only alternative being to have someone else sit on your behalf.