from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- One of the seven hills of ancient Rome, traditionally occupied by the Sabines. A papal palace was built here in the 16th century and served as the residence of Italian kings from 1870 to 1946.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, the hill Collis Quirinalis, now Monte Quirinale (one of the seven hills of Rome), or a modern royal place situated upon it. Also used substantively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to Quirinus or to the Quirinal Hill (one of the seven hills of Rome) or to the modern royal palace (a former summer palace of the popes) which is built upon it.
- n. The palace of the Quirinal; hence, the Italian Court.
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