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basilica

Definitions of basilica
  1. noun
    a Roman building used for public administration
    synonyms: Roman basilica
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    type of:
    Roman building
    a building constructed by the ancient Romans
  2. 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
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    type of:
    church, church building
    a place for public (especially Christian) worship
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