Basilica

Basilica, a spacious hall, twice as long as broad, for public business and the administration of justice, originally open to the sky, but eventually covered in, and with the judge's bench at the end opposite the entrance, in a circular apse added to it. They were first erected by the Romans, 180 B.C.; afterwards, on the adoption of Christianity, they were converted into churches, the altar being in the apse.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Basilica * Basilicon Doron
Basel
Basel, Council of
Ba`shan
Bashahr
Bashi-Bazouks`
Bashkirs
Bashkirtseff, Marie
Basil, St., The Great
Basil I.
Basilica
Basilica
Basilicon Doron
Basili`des
Bas`ilisk
Baskerville, John
Basnages, Jacques
Basoche
Basque Provinces
Basque Roads
Basques
Bas-relief