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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.
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- n. the site in Rome containing the church of Rome and the Lateran Palace
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There was a worthy old woman at Cults whose place in church was what is commonly called the Lateran; a kind of small gallery at the top of the pulpit steps.
The obelisk in the square before the church of St. John Lateran is ascribed not to Rameses the Great but to Thoutmos
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He and a number of other people now have changed the focus from St. Peter's Square briefly to the Church of St. John's in Lateran, which is across town.
The gathering in the great hall of the Lateran was a multicolored, murmuring blur.
Lateran, which is the representative cathedral of the Papacy and the mother church of Christendom, and to the Lateran Palace, for a thousand years the residence of the Popes of Rome.
Moreouer, through the kings request, pope Celestine this yeare made the archbishop of Canturburie legat of all England by his buls directed to him, bearing date at his palace in Rome called Lateran the fifteenth kalends of Aprill, in the fourth yeare of his papasie.
According to de Rossi the centre of episcopal administration before the Lateran was a
From the beginning of the fourth century, when it was given to the pope by Constantine, the palace of the Lateran was the principal residence of the popes, and continued so for about a thousand years.