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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


  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

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


  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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  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. Pope Francis:

    Pope Francis also called for prayer for the summit to end the tensions between the two Koreas before Pope Francis homily at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City. May the talks that will take place in Singapore in the coming days contribute to the development of a positive path to ensure a peaceful future for the Korean Peninsula and for the whole world.

  2. 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.

  3. Pietro Parolin:

    For Vatican diplomacy, Belarus is a helpful country, especially in the context of the events in Ukraine.

  4. Callista Gingrich:

    President Trump takes this issue very seriously and has expressed President Trump sadness at the allegations of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, the United States Embassy has engaged senior Vatican City officials on this matter and will continue to do so.

  5. George Pell:

    It is important to point out that the Vatican is not broke ... the Holy See is paying its way, while possessing substantial assets and investments.

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    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    • A. dangerous
    • B. witless
    • C. occasional
    • D. opaque

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