excubitorium

[ ek-skyoo-bi-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr- ]
/ ɛkˌskyu bɪˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr- /

noun, plural ex·cu·bi·to·ri·a [ek-skyoo-bi-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ɛkˌskyu bɪˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.

(in an ancient Roman city) a night watchman's post or sentry box.

Nearby words

  1. excretory gland,
  2. excretory system,
  3. excruciate,
  4. excruciating,
  5. excruciation,
  6. excud.,
  7. excudit,
  8. exculpable,
  9. exculpate,
  10. exculpation

Origin of excubitorium

< Latin excubitōrium, equivalent to excubi(tus) (past participle of excubāre to watch, literally, lie out; see ex-1, incubus) + -tōrium -tory2

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