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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


  1. vatican

    The Vatican, also known as Vatican City, is an independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. It is the spiritual and administrative headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and is the residence of the Pope. It is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population. The Vatican is known for its cultural sites such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Apostolic Palace, and the Vatican Museums featuring iconic artworks and architectural structures.

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.]


  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. Domenico Giani:

    The threat exists. This is what has emerged from conversations with Italian and foreign colleagues, (But) at the moment I can say that we are not aware of any plan to attack the Vatican or the Holy Father.

  2. Amnesty International:

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

  3. Donald Trump:

    If and when the Vatican is attacked by the ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS's ultimate trophy, I can promise Pope Francis that the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president, for a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian and as president I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened.

  4. Vatican News:

    The protest caught the Vatican players by surprise, who were expecting a simple sporting event, and together with their manager, took the difficult decision not to take part in the match so as not to further the exploitation of the event.

  5. 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.

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