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[suhb-sel-ee-uh m]
noun, plural sub·sel·li·a [suhb-sel-ee-uh] /sʌbˈsɛl i ə/.
  1. misericord(def 2).
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Origin of subsellium

1695–1705; < Latin: low seat, bench, equivalent to sub- sub- + sell(a) seat + -ium -ium
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Historical Examples of subsellium

  • The bench (subsellium) differed from the stool only in accommodating more than one person.

    The Private Life of the Romans

    Harold Whetstone Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for subsellium


  1. a rare word for misericord (def. 1)
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Word Origin for subsellium

C19: from Latin, from sub- + sella seat
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