Definition of edifice in English:
1A large, imposing building.
- Residential buildings and public edifices were built on a far larger scale than in previous years.
- Forget your monuments, buildings and other such edifices, this city has trees.
- It is an imposing edifice, a mock temple based on the classical Greek model, with a fine pediment and no fewer than six columns.
2A complex system of beliefs: the concepts on which the edifice of capitalism was built
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- Among the core fantasies on which the entire edifice rests is the belief that something called True Love exists.
- Poverty and wars are becoming the order of the world threatening to demolish the very edifice patriarchal capitalism strives to protect.
- All societies have moral rules, but only a few have elaborated them into systems - into what might be called moral edifices.
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