Definition of edifice
- holds together the social edifice
- —R. H. Tawney
a magnificent edifice with a domed ceiling
the U.S. Capitol is one of our nation's most impressive edifices
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a large and usually impressive building (such as a church or government building)
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