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Synonyms for basilica

an early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica

a Roman building used for public administration

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In towns, such as Thessalonika, the Basilican form remained but elsewhere the defining feature was the main Dome with the Pantokrator, the Apse with the Theotokos, and the triple doors with the Prothesis and the Diakonikon either side of the Royal Door.
The exterior of the brick building is rather dark and forbidding, but inside it is a basilican palace with a great arched roof, glorious colours and gilding.
Part 2 describes, analyses and interprets the iconography of the Forteviot arch, probably the chancel arch of a lost church, and sets this remarkable sculpture, found in the Water of May in the 1820s, in the context of a basilican church.
Ex Cathedra give us a taste of 'Christmas at Versailles' on Saturday, when a programme devoted to the music of Michel Richard de Lalande, favourite of Louis XIV, promises to sit very comfortably in the basilican splendour of the Oratory on Birmingham's Hagley Road (7.
The construction by some congregations in the early decades of the twentieth century of domed Byzantine-style synagogues with curved seating, rather than seating within an elongated basilican space, represented an attempt to bring all worshipers closer to the bimah, for example.