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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: cathedral church 'cathedral' (13-21 centuries); cathedral from Old French, from Late Latin cathedralis, from Latin cathedra 'chair, bishop's chair'; CHAIR1

cathedral

noun
     
cathedral
Related topics: Christianity
ca‧the‧dral [countable]
RRC the main church of a particular area under the control of a bishop:
St Paul's Cathedral
cathedral city British English (=one with a cathedral)

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