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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ca·the·dral /kəˈθidrəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·the·dral n.  The principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair (Cathedra) or throne.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·the·dral, a.
 1. Pertaining to the head church of a diocese; as, a cathedral church; cathedral service.
 2. Emanating from the chair of office, as of a pope or bishop; official; authoritative.
    Now, what solemnity can be more required for the pope to make a cathedral determination of an article!   --Jer. Taylor.
 3. Resembling the aisles of a cathedral; as, cathedral walks.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : relating to or containing or issuing from a bishop's office
            or throne; "a cathedral church"
      n 1: any large and important church
      2: the principal Christian church building of a bishop's