Definition of Basilica. Meaning of Basilica. Synonyms of Basilica

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Definition of Basilica

Basilica
Basilica Ba*sil"i*ca, n.; pl. Basilicas; sometimes Basilic[ae] (-s[=e]). [L. basilica, Gr. ? ( sc. ?, or ?) fr. ? royal, fr. ? king.] Originally, the place of a king; but afterward, an apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; and hence, any large hall used for this purpose. 2. (Arch.) (a) A building used by the Romans as a place of public meeting, with court rooms, etc., attached. (b) A church building of the earlier centuries of Christianity, the plan of which was taken from the basilica of the Romans. The name is still applied to some churches by way of honorary distinction.
Basilica
Basilica Ba*sil"i*ca, n. A digest of the laws of Justinian, translated from the original Latin into Greek, by order of Basil I., in the ninth century. --P. Cyc.

Meaning of Basilica from wikipedia

- architecture, a basilica was a large public building with multiple functions that was typically built alongside the town's forum. The basilica was in the Latin...
- Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano), or simply Saint Peter's Basilica (Latin: Basilica Sancti...
- The Basilica of Sacré Coeur de Montmartre (Sacred Heart of Montmartre), commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur (French: Sacré-Cœur...
- Basilicas are Catholic church buildings that have a designation, conferring special privileges, given by the Pope. Basilicas are distinguished for ceremonial...
- The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, otherwise known as Sagrada Família, is a church under construction in the Eixample district of Barcelona...
- The Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Italian: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Italian pronunciation: [ˈsanta maˈriːa madˈdʒoːre]; Latin: Basilica Sanctae...
- The Basilica Cistern, or Cisterna Basilica (Gr****: Βασιλική Κινστέρνα, Turkish: Yerebatan Sarnıcı or Yerebatan Saray, "Subterranean Cistern" or "Subterranean...
- Pontifical Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Italian: Basilica Pontificia di Sant'Antonio di Padova) is a Catholic church and minor basilica in Padua...
- Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura) is one of Rome's four major papal basilicas, along...
- The Basilica of Saint Francis of ****isi (Italian: Basilica di San Francesco d'****isi; Latin: Basilica Sancti Francisci ****isiensis) is the mother church...