Definition of subsellium in English:

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Pronunciation: /səbˈselēəm/

noun (plural subsellia /-ˈselēə/)

Another term for misericord (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • Time waits for no man, nor does the court of justice, nor the subsellia of the magistrate.
  • The screen and stall work brought from Easby Abbey are of great beauty, and the carvings on the subsellia are quaint and humorous.
  • T'Llaiah, the third daughter of Slevibh, was perched upon the cold, stone, subsellium in the ancestral estate's succulent garden.


Latin, from sub- 'secondary' + sella 'seat'.

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Syllabification: sub·sel·li·um

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