I.a place of assembly.
I. In gen., prop. of the earth, as a dwelling-place of man, Tert. Res. Carn. 26.—
A. A room where servants wait, Sid. Ep. 2, 2.—But most usually,
B. The place where the emperor's council met, the emperor's cabinet, Aus. Grat. Act. 29; Amm. 14, 7, 11; Cod. Th. 6, 10, 2; Inscr. Orell. 3184 al.