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  • The principal church of a bishop's diocese which contains an episcopal throne.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

CATHEDRAL. Old-fashioned. An old cathedral-bedstead,
chair, &c.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)

Ca*the"dral (?), n. [LL. cathedralis (sc. ecclesia): cf. F. cathédrale. See Cathedra.] The principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair (Cathedra) or throne.

Ca*the"dral, a. [LL. cathedralis: cf. F. cathédral.]

1. Pertaining to the head church of a diocese; as, a cathedral church; cathedral service.

2. Emanating from the chair of office, as of a pope or bishop; official; authoritative.

Now, what solemnity can be more required for the pope to make a cathedral determination of an article!
Jer. Taylor.

3. Resembling the aisles of a cathedral; as, cathedral walks. Pope.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Cathedral, the principal church in a diocese, and which contains the throne of the bishop as his seat of authority; is of a rank corresponding to the dignity of the bishop; the governing body consists of the dean and chapter.
- Wikipedia

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