Associations to the word «Basilica»


BASILICA, noun. (architecture) A Christian church building having a nave with a semicircular apse, side aisles, a narthex and a clerestory.
BASILICA, noun. A Roman Catholic church or cathedral with basilican status.
BASILICA, noun. (obsolete) An apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; hence, any large hall used for this purpose.

Dictionary definition

BASILICA, noun. An early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica; or a Roman Catholic church or cathedral accorded certain privileges; "the church was raised to the rank of basilica".
BASILICA, noun. A Roman building used for public administration.

Wise words

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