[ bahy-sel-ee-uh m ]
/ baɪˈsɛl i əm /

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

< Latin, equivalent to bi- bi-1 + sell(a) seat (cognate with settle2) + -ium -ium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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.

    Rambles in Rome|S. Russell Forbes
  • The bisellium of Faustus is shown in one of the end panels; in the other we see a ship sailing into port (Fig. 243).