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basilic

[ buh-sil-ik, -zil- ]
/ bəˈsɪl ɪk, -ˈzɪl- /
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adjective

kingly; royal.
Also basilican, basilical. of, relating to, or like a basilica.

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Origin of basilic

1535–45; <Latin basilicus<Greek basilikós royal (basil(eús) king + -ikos-ic)
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