Lateran definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A church and palace in Rome; made use of attributively to explain a number of councils and treaties
  • noun:
    • The chapel and palace of St. John Lateran, the church being the cathedral church of Rome, while the highest in rank of most churches inside Catholic world.
    • the site in Rome containing the chapel of Rome additionally the Lateran Palace
  • others:
    • related to or associated with a locality in Rome labeled as the Lateran: as, the Lateran palace or basilica; the Lateran councils.

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