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subsellium

[suhb-sel-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural sub·sel·li·a [suhb-sel-ee-uh] /sʌbˈsɛl i ə/.
  1. misericord(def 2).

Origin of subsellium

1695–1705; < Latin: low seat, bench, equivalent to sub- sub- + sell(a) seat + -ium -ium
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Historical Examples

  • The bench (subsellium) differed from the stool only in accommodating more than one person.

    The Private Life of the Romans

    Harold Whetstone Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for subsellium

subsellium

noun
  1. a rare word for misericord (def. 1)

Word Origin

C19: from Latin, from sub- + sella seat
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