[ UK /bæzˈɪlɪkɐ/ ]
[ US /bəˈsɪɫɪkə, bəˈzɪɫəkə/ ]
  1. a Roman building used for public administration
  2. 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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How To Use basilica In A Sentence

  • Not far away, and altogether more appealing, is the abandoned Portuguese city of Old Goa, now a dramatic collection of cathedrals and basilicas.
  • They would say that being an archpriest of a major basilica is an important job, you need a senior churchman to do it.
  • The resources required to deliver a combination of projects of road building, laying out of street grids, the provision of forums, basilicas, public baths, etc. were not such as to lead to a rapid execution.
  • He will buried in the tomb left vacant after the remains of Pope John XXIII were exhumed from the cramped grotto under St. Peter's Basilica in 2001 and moved to the main floor following his beatification. - Bells, white smoke to announce new pope
  • Vestiges of the city's forum, basilica, temple, ramparts, bastions and oil mills are also well preserved.
  • In the earliest times the subsellia, usually of stone, of the clergy were placed to the right and left of the cathedra of the bishop in the apse of the basilica. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
  • I thought it fitting to share with you an image of St. Lawrence from the basilica dedicated to him in Rome, St. Lawrence outside the Walls, as well as the confessio beneath the high altar of the same basilica, where his relics are kept and venerated. Feast of St. Lawrence
  • The basilica, and the Parthenon itself, became the forefathers of the mosque and the church.
  • The most famous preserved example is the porphyry group of Diocletian, Maximian, Galerius, and Constantius embracing each other, which can now be seen on the southwest corner of the Basilica di San Marco in Venice. Caesars’ Wives
  • XVII Under Toal's personal direction, a special squad of soldiers and lensors rushed through the most sig-nificant portions of the Basilica, all senses on high alert, searching for one subofficer who shouldn't be there. The Chronicles of Riddick
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