from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of lying down or reclining; specifically, the ancient practice, derived from the Orient, of eating meals in a recumbent posture.
- noun In medicine, lying-in; confinement; accouchement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.
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- noun The act or
postureof recliningon a couch, as practicedby the ancients at meals.
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Latin accubatio, accubitio, from accubāre ("to recline"), from ad- + cubāre ("to lie down").
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