Definitions

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  • n. A keeping watch; a vigil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A keeping watch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of watching all night.

Etymologies

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Latin excubatio, from excubare to lie out on guard; ex out on guard; ex out + cubare to lie down.

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