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excubitorium

[ek-skyoo-bi-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-] /ɛkˌskyu bɪˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-/
noun, plural excubitoria
[ek-skyoo-bi-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ɛkˌskyu bɪˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in an ancient Roman city) a night watchman's post or sentry box.
Origin
< 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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