noun, plural bi·sel·li·a [bahy-sel-ee-uh] /baɪˈsɛl i ə/.
- an ancient Roman seat of honor for two persons.
Origin of bisellium
equivalent to bi- bi-1
) seat (cognate with settle2
) + -ium -ium
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for bisellium
In the centre of the room is the Bisellium, or chair of state, formed of bronze inlaid with silver.
The bisellium of Faustus is shown in one of the end panels; in the other we see a ship sailing into port (Fig. 243).