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  • proper n. A church and palace in Rome; used attributively to describe several councils and treaties

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The church and palace of St. John Lateran, the church being the cathedral church of Rome, and the highest in rank of all churches in the Catholic world.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or connected with a locality in Rome called the Lateran: as, the Lateran palace or basilica; the Lateran councils.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the site in Rome containing the church of Rome and the Lateran Palace

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