[lat-er-uh n] /ˈlæt ər ən/
the church of St. John Lateran, the cathedral church of the city of Rome; the church of the pope as bishop of Rome.
noun the Lateran
Also called Lateran palace. a palace in Rome, formerly the official residence of the popes
any of five ecumenical councils held in this palace between 1123 and 1512
the basilica of Saint John Lateran, the cathedral church of Rome
c.1300, popular name of cathedral church of St. John Lateran at Rome, which is built on the site of the palace of the Plautii Laterani, a Roman family. As a papal headquarters, it was the site of five general councils of the Western Church.
noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. any of the five ecumenical councils (1123, 1139, 1179, 1215, 1512–17) held in the Lateran Palace.
noun 1. a palace in Rome used as the papal residence from the 4th century a.d. to the removal of the papal court to Avignon, rebuilt in 1586, and now a museum for classical and Christian antiques.
noun 1. the Han dynasty after the interregnum a.d. 9–25.
- Late rickets
late rickets n. See osteomalacia.