[ek-skyoo-bi-tawr-ee-uhm, -tohr-]
noun, plural excubitoria [ek-skyoo-bi-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] .
(in an ancient Roman city) a night watchman's post or sentry box.

< 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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