from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. Ch.: The residence of the patriarch adjoining the church;
- n. the council of the patriarch.
- n. In Rome, the residence in the Lateran Palace which was founded by Gregory the Great and used for the instruction of young priests.
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The papal patriarchium was originally the "Domus Pudentiana"; since the early Middle Ages it is the Basilica of Saint Saviour at the
Diocese of Rome, while the latter was especially charged with the administration of the mensa of the pope and the entire personnel of the patriarchium Lateranense (St. John Lateran).
The name given in later antiquity and the early Middle Ages to those clerics and officials of the Church of Rome who were attached neither to the papal palace or patriarchium, nor to the titular churches of