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basilican

or basilical

[buh-sil-i-kuh n, -zil-] /bəˈsɪl ɪ kən, -ˈzɪl-/
adjective
1.
basilic (def 2).
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  • These two examples of the basilican style are clear and distinct.

    Constantinople William Holden Hutton
  • It is always probable that the basilican plan had its origin in a plan originally aisleless.

  • A smaller edifice of basilican type is generally supposed to have been a Christian church.

    Early Britain--Roman Britain

    Edward Conybeare
  • It was a basilican church with nave, and aisles raised two steps above it.

    The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson
  • For the most part, the Early Norman or basilican forms were too low to please them in their present enthusiasm.

    Val d'Arno John Ruskin
  • Here was a Roman basilican church, while in another place would be found one of timber and thatch.

  • The origin of this custom of hanging an Umbrella in the basilican churches is plain enough.

    Umbrellas and their History William Sangster
  • The basilican church of the period has been so often described that it will not be necessary to give a detailed description of it.

    The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott
  • The plan of the ancient church has been traced; it was basilican in form, with aisles and an apse.

    The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott
  • The basilican form, too, has vanished; we have now the nave and transepts of the Latin cross.

    The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott

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