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Definition of cathedral:

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

Synonyms:

palace, hall, tower, basilica, chapter house, duomo.

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