excubitorium definition

  • noun:
    • A gallery in a church, used for all-night vigils.
    • A gallery in a church, in which individuals watched all night.
    • In design, a gallery in a church where general public watch had been formerly kept at night from the eve of some event, and that the great shrines had been observed.
    • A gallery in a church, utilized for all-night vigils.
    • A gallery in a church, where individuals viewed through the night.
    • In architecture, a gallery in a church where public watch had been formerly held during the night on the eve of some festival, and from which the truly amazing shrines had been observed.
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