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ˈvæt ɪ kənVat·i·can

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vatican, Vatican Palacenoun

    the residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican City

Wiktionary

  1. Vaticanadjective

    Relating to the Vatican City state.

  2. Vaticannoun

    The official residence of the Pope within Vatican City.

  3. Vaticannoun

    The papal government; the papacy.

  4. Vaticannoun

    Roman Catholicism

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vaticannoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [L. Vaticanus, mons, or collis, Vaticanus, the Vatican hill, in Rome, on the western bank of the Tiber: cf. F. Vatican, It. Vaticano.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vatican

    vat′i-kan, n. an assemblage of buildings on the Vatican hill in Rome, including one of the pope's palaces: the papal authority.—ns. Vat′icanism, the system of theology and ecclesiastical government based on absolute papal authority, ultramontanism; Vat′icanist, one who upholds such a system.—Vatican Codex, a famous uncial MS. of the Greek Testament, of the 4th century, in the Vatican library at Rome; Vatican Council, the Twentieth Ecumenical Council, according to popish reckoning, which met 8th December 1869 and proclaimed the Infallibility of the Pope. [Fr.,—It. Vaticano—L. Mons Vaticanus, a hill in Rome.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vatican in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vatican in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Vatican in a Sentence

  1. Mark Maslin:

    The Vatican has evaluated the scientific evidence for climate change and decided that the world must act to avoid the devastation of our life supporting ecosystem, when theological, political and scientific leaders all call for rapid decarbonisation of our global economy it must be time we finally listen and create a binding international climate change agreement.

  2. Aaron David Miller:

    Someone clearly saw the Vatican, Israel and Saudi Arabia as a broad stage where the President could demonstrate a certain degree of unity and ecumenism and go to places where he could be guaranteed a high degree of symbolism when it came to his first presidential trip, the trip provides a dramatic stage on which to act out his presidential role.

  3. Josh Earnest:

    This is a president who has been animated even before he started running for public office by the idea that we need to fight for social and economic justice both in this country and around the world, this has been a hallmark of Pope Francis even before he arrived in the Vatican.

  4. Yossi Cadan:

    Now that the Pope has made his views clear, it is up to the different forces within the Vatican and within the Catholic Church - the conservatives versus the progressives - to figure out the change.

  5. Amnesty International:

    I am disgusted with Pope Francis, and utterly repulsed with how the Vatican has conducted itself.

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