Westminster Abbey

noun
a famous Gothic church of St. Peter in Westminster, London on the site of a former Benedictine monastery
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Westminster Abbey is the scene of the coronations of almost all English monarchs

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Distinguished English subjects are buried in Westminster Abbey

Instance Hypernyms: ↑minster
Part Holonyms: ↑Westminster, ↑City of Westminster

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Westminster Abbey [Westminster Abbey]
a very big church in ↑Westminster, London, which is one of the most famous buildings in Britain. Most of the present building, which replaced an earlier one, was built in the 13th and 14th centuries, in the ↑Gothic style. Every English king and queen has been crowned there since ↑William the Conqueror in 1066. Many famous English people are buried in the Abbey or have ↑memorials in it, and it contains ↑Poets' Corner and the ↑Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Abbey was made a ↑World Heritage Site in 1987.
See also ↑Coronation Chair

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