Definitions for vaticanˈvæt ɪ kən
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Vat•i•canˈvæt ɪ kən(n.)
Also called Vat′ican Pal′ace. the chief residence of the popes in Vatican City.
the authority and government of the pope.
Origin of Vatican:
1545–55; < L vātīcānus (mōns) Vatican (hill)
Vatican, Vatican Palace(noun)
the residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican City
Relating to the Vatican City state.
The official residence of the Pope within Vatican City.
The papal government; the papacy.
a magnificent assemblage of buildings at Rome, near the church of St. Peter, including the pope's palace, a museum, a library, a famous chapel, etc