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excubitorium

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

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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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