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 is a large public building with multiple functions, 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...
- In the Catholic Church, a basilica is a large and important church building designated as a basilica by the Pope and thereby distinguished for ceremonial...
- The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine (Italian: Basilica di M****enzio), sometimes known as the Basilica Nova—meaning "new basilica"—or Basilica of...
- The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur (French: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, pronounced...
- of basilicas of the Catholic Church. A basilica is a church with certain privileges conferred on it by the Pope. Not all churches with "basilica" in...
- The Basilica Julia (Italian: Basilica Giulia) was a structure that once stood in the Roman Forum. It was a large, ornate, public building used for meetings...
- The Basilica Ulpia was an ancient Roman civic building located in the Forum of Trajan. The Basilica Ulpia separates the temple from the main courtyard...
- the Basilica Porcia, Basilica Aemilia, and Basilica Opimia, and was the third built. Although excavations have revealed remains of the basilica as well...
- The Taal Basilica, canonically known as the Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours (Filipino: Basilika ni San Martin ng Tours; Spanish: Basílica Menor de...