[bahy-sel-ee-uh m]

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

Historical Examples of 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).