[buh-sil-i-kuhn, -zil-]
basilic ( def 2 ).
Also, basilical. Unabridged
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basilica (bəˈzɪlɪkə)
1.  a Roman building, used for public administration, having a large rectangular central nave with an aisle on each side and an apse at the end
2.  a rectangular early Christian or medieval church, usually having a nave with clerestories, two or four aisles, one or more vaulted apses, and a timber roof
3.  a Roman Catholic church having special ceremonial rights
[C16: from Latin, from Greek basilikē hall, from basilikē oikia the king's house, from basileus king; see basil]

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It is basilican in plan with transept and an apsidal end.
The plan incorporates a traditional basilican apse with an abbreviated crossing.
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