Origin of basilica
Examples from the Web for basilica
What Francis said to Law when the two of them met and briefly embraced at the Rome basilica is not known.From Dirty War to Child Abuse, Church’s Past Confronts Pope Francis|Christopher Dickey|March 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The basilica is one of a handful of churches outside the walls of Vatican City owned by the Holy See.Italian Police Probe Vatican, Mafia Links in Teen’s Disappearance 30 Years Ago|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a church where the faithful come to pray for cures.
The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is not the biggest church in Boston, but it has two pieces of history.
And after this he died at Paris and was buried in the basilica of the holy saints which he and his queen, Chlothilde, had built.A Source Book for Mediaeval History|Oliver J. Thatcher
The form of the crypt is that of a perfect Romanesque basilica, a nave and two aisles terminating a three-lobed apse.The Cathedrals of Northern Spain|Charles Rudy
They rushed impetuously from the basilica and marched along the quays to the Chamber of Deputies.Penguin Island|Anatole France
The Vatican adjoins St. Peter's cathedral—or basilica as it is called—a description of whose beauties would fill a volume.The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
It is said by tradition that it took its name from a basilica which stood here where the cases of the slaves were tried.Rambles in Rome|S. Russell Forbes
British Dictionary definitions for basilica
Word Origin for basilica
Word Origin and History for basilica
1540s, from Latin basilica "building of a court of justice," and, by extension, church built on the plan of one, from Greek (stoa) basilike "royal (portal)," the portico of the archon basileus, the official who dispensed justice in Athens, from basileus "king" (see Basil). In Rome, applied specifically to the seven principal churches founded by Constantine.
Culture definitions for basilica
A large Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox church building. A basilica is built with several parallel aisles separated by rows of columns, ending in a semicircular structure, the apse. Saint Peter's Basilica is the church of the Vatican in Rome.