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A building used as the official residence of royalty or of a high-ranking religious leader such as an Archbishop. Often large and richly furnished.


Related Terms

Term Note
BANQUETING HALL A large room or apartment intended for festive or state functions.
COUNTRY HOUSE A rural residence or mansion.
MANOR HOUSE The principal house of a manor or village.
TOWN HOUSE An urban residence of a merchant or laird, either detached or in a terrace. For a building used for local administration use TOLBOOTH Linked Data resource