Definitions for vaticanˈvæt ɪ kən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Vat•i•canˈvæt ɪ kən(n.)

  1. Also called Vat′ican Pal′ace. the chief residence of the popes in Vatican City.

    Category: Religion

  2. the authority and government of the pope.

    Category: Religion

Origin of Vatican:

1545–55; < L vātīcānus (mōns) Vatican (hill)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vatican, Vatican Palace(noun)

    the residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican City


  1. Vatican(Adjective)

    Relating to the Vatican City state.

  2. Vatican(ProperNoun)

    The official residence of the Pope within Vatican City.

  3. Vatican(ProperNoun)

    The papal government; the papacy.

  4. Vatican(ProperNoun)

    Roman Catholicism

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vatican(noun)

    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


  1. Vatican

    Vatican is an unincorporated community in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. The community is named after Vatican City with street names such as Vatican Road, Vatican Square Drive, Pope Drive, and Bishop Street. It is located near the intersection of Louisiana Highway 93 and Vatican Road.

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