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Definition of Basilicas

Basilicas
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.; 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 Basilicas from wikipedia

- monumental Christian basilicas were constructed during the latter reign of Constantine the Great. In the post Nicene period, basilicas became a standard...
- aisles). Basilicas are either major basilicas – of which there are four, all in the Diocese of Rome – or minor basilicas, of which there were 1,810 worldwide...
- major basilicas: the major basilicas of St John Lateran, St Peter's, St Paul outside the Walls, and St Mary Major. The other canonical basilicas are minor...
- other basilicas, it was built using arches, a much more common appearance in Roman baths than basilicas. Another difference from traditional basilicas is...
- has 10 basilicas, including all 5 non-Roman Catholic basilicas while Tamil Nadu has 7 basilicas and Karnataka has 4. All the remaining basilicas are the...
- beautiful." St. Peter's Basilica is one of the papal basilicas (previously styled "patriarchal basilicas") and one of the four Major Basilicas of Rome, the other...
- basilicas, so that only the Pope or his delegate may celebrate M**** at the high altar. Several minor basilicas are also designated as papal basilicas;...
- Romanum, 1962 edition, p. 20 Robert F. McNamara, Minor Basilicas in the United States Basilicas John Hardon, Modern Catholic Dictionary 1980 Herbermann...
- ancient, papal, major basilicas, along with the basilicas of Saint John in the Lateran, Saint Peter's, and Saint Mary Major. The Basilica is within Italian...
- its name to the fact that it connects two major basilicas, the Basilica of San Lorenzo and the Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio. The park has an overall area...