posticum

[po-stahy-kuh m]

Origin of posticum

1695–1705; < Latin postīcum backdoor, back part (of a building), noun use of neuter of postīcus. See posticous
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Examples from the Web for posticum

Historical Examples of posticum

  • (Posticum) was the name given to the little door, leading from the back of the cavaedium or peristyle to the street.

  • This was the posticum, by which the master of the house evaded the importunate visitors who filled the atrium.

  • A separate entrance, posticum (Fig. 115), usually connected the peristyle with a side street.