1. (n.) The residence of a sovereign, including the lodgings of high officers of state, and rooms for business, as well as halls for ceremony and reception.

2. (n.) The official residence of a bishop or other distinguished personage.

3. (n.) Loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately house.

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