CATHEDRAL

The principal church of a diocese in which the cathedra or bishop's throne is to be found.

Related Terms

Term Note
ABBEY The buildings of a monastic community presided over by an abbot or abbess.
CHAPTER HOUSE The building attached to a cathedral or collegiate church where the dean, prebendaries or monks and canons met for the transaction of business.
CHURCH A building used for public Christian worship.
CLERGY HOUSE A residence for all clergy having the sole or subordinate charge of a living
CLOISTER A covered walk, walled on one side and usually arcaded on the other, surrounding or partly surrounding an open area in a monastery or similar complex of Christian buildings.
FRIARY A religious house occupied by men of mendicant religious orders (friars).
MONASTERY A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of men living in seclusion under religious vows.
NUNNERY A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of women, such as nuns or canonesses, living in seclusion under religious vows.
PRIORY A lesser monastery headed by a prior, often linked to a cathedral or dependent on a mother house.
TREE CATHEDRAL Trees, hedges and shrubs planted in the form of a medieval cathedral sometimes used as a memorial.