- kingly; royal.
- Also basilican, basilical. of, relating to, or like a basilica.
Origin of basilic
1535–45; < Latin basilicus < Greek basilikós royal (basil(eús) king + -ikos -ic)
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Examples from the Web for basilic
Some hardness could here be felt in the course of the basilic vein.
Some blood taken from the basilic and femoral veins was likewise sown.Louis Pasteur
The paving recalls the style of the basilic of the primitive times.Rambles in Rome
S. Russell Forbes
The apse was developed from the somewhat similar part of the Roman basilic, in which the magistrate (prtor) sat.
Sold for basilic powder, to which it approaches nearer in composition than the preceding.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II