Examples from the Web for quirinal
The people, as usual, asked permission of the Governor to go to the Quirinal and receive the benediction of the Pope.
The people had assembled, as usual, at the Quirinal, only with more form and solemnity than usual.
Please understand at once that my son must go to the Quirinal, he said.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6|Augustus J. C. Hare
But now we are settled in an apartment of 3-1/2 rooms, within a yard or so of the summit of the Quirinal Hill.William Sharp (Fiona Macleod)|Elizabeth A. Sharp
I suppose it is called official because he is staying as a guest at the Quirinal, therefore he is hardly seen in private.The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912|Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
British Dictionary definitions for quirinal
Word Origin and History for quirinal
royal palace in Rome, 1838, from Mons Quirinalis in Rome (one of the seven hills, site of a former Papal palace), from Quirinus, said to be the divine name of Romulus, but really one of the original trinity of Roman gods, representing Mars. His feast (Quirinalia) was Feb. 17. Used metonymically for "the Italian civil government" (1917), especially as distinguished from the Vatican.