cathedral

  1. any large and important church
  2. the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese

Cathedral

A cathedral is the principal church of a diocese, so called from its possessing the episcopal chair or cathedra. This is really what distinguishes a cathedral from other churches, though most cathedrals are also larger and more elaborate structures than ordinary churches, and have various dignitaries and functionaries connected with them.
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Cathedral

[stories] Cathedral is the third major-press collection of short stories by American writer Raymond Carver, published in 1983. ==Reception== Cathedral was enthusiastically received by critics. In The New York Times book Review, critic Irving Howe wrote: ==The stories== The collection contains the following stories: ...
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cathedral

[adj] - of or relating to or resembling a cathedral 2. [adj] - relating to or containing or issuing from a bishop`s office or throne 3. [n] - the principal Christian church building of a bishop`s diocese 4. [n] - any large and important church
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cathedral

Principal Christian church of a bishop or archbishop, containing his throne, which is usually situated on the south side of the choir. In the Middle Ages, cathedrals were used for state occasions,...
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Cathedral

Ca·the'dral noun [ Late Latin cathedralis (sc. ecclesia ): confer French cathédrale . See Cathedra .] The principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair ( Cathedra ) or throne.
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cathedral

adjective relating to or containing or issuing from a bishop`s office or throne; `a cathedral church`
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cathedral

noun the principal Christian church building of a bishop`s diocese
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Cathedral

• (a.) Pertaining to the head church of a diocese; as, a cathedral church; cathedral service. • (a.) Resembling the aisles of a cathedral; as, cathedral walks. • (n.) The principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair (Cathedra) or throne. • (a.) Emanating from the chair of office, as of...
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cathedral

in Christian churches that have an episcopal form of church government, the church in which a residential bishop has his official seat or throne, the ... [3 related articles]
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Cathedral

The main church of a bishopric. The bishop officiates at the religious ceremonies and practices his spiritual teachings here.
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cathedral

cathedral, church in which a bishop presides. The designation is not dependent on the size or magnificence of a church edifice, but is entirely a matter of its assignment as the church in which the bishop shall officiate.Romanesque cathedrals (see Romanesque architecture and art) were massive, block...
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cathedral

Click images to enlargePrincipal Christian church of a bishop or archbishop, containing his throne, which is usually situated on the south side of the choir. In the Middle Ages, cathedrals were used for state occasions, such as parliaments, and they are still used for royal coronations and weddings, and state funerals. Ma...
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Cathedral

[board game] Cathedral is a two-player abstract strategy board game based around a conflict between two factions (`dark` and `light`) for territorial supremacy within the bounds of a medieval city. The game is produced by Chrisbo I.P. Holdings Limited in New Zealand. == History == Cathedral was invented between 1962 and 1979 by Robert Moore...
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Cathedral

Mother church of the diocese, in which the Bishop has his seat (Cathedra)
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Cathedral

A building traditionally designated as the principal church of a diocese or archdiocese in the Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox traditions (Reid et al. 1990
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Cathedral

the major church in an archdiocese or diocese. It is the seat of the local Ordinary.
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Cathedral

The major church in an archdiocese or diocese. It is the seat of the local Ordinary (diocesan bishop, religious superior or other authority).
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