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cathedral

Syllabification: ca·the·dral
Pronunciation: /kəˈTHēdrəl
 
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Definition of cathedral in English:

noun

The principal church of a diocese, with which the bishop is officially associated: [in names]: St. Paul’s Cathedral
More example sentences
  • With the exception of Worcester Cathedral, William appointed Norman bishops to these cathedrals.
  • And what is true of the Minster is true of the cathedrals and parish churches throughout the land.
  • Thus early monasteries may be associated with cathedrals, colleges, and minsters.

Origin

Middle English (as an adjective, the noun being short for cathedral church 'the church that contains the bishop's throne'): from late Latin cathedralis, from Latin cathedra 'seat', from Greek kathedra.

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