subsellium

[ suhb-sel-ee-uh m ]
/ sʌbˈsɛl i əm /

noun, plural sub·sel·li·a [suhb-sel-ee-uh] /sʌbˈsɛl i ə/.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for subsellium

subsellium
/ (sʌbˈsɛlɪəm) /

noun

a rare word for misericord (def. 1)

Word Origin for subsellium

C19: from Latin, from sub- + sella seat
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