Vatican meaning

vătĭ-kən
The official residence of the pope in Vatican City.
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The papal government; the papacy.
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The papal residence, consisting of a group of buildings in Vatican City.
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Papal government or authority.
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Of this residence, government, or authority.
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Designating either of the Roman Catholic Ecumenical Councils held in St. Peter's Basilica in 1869-70 (Vatican I) or 1962-65 (Vatican II)
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Origin of vatican

  • Latin Vaticānus (mōns) , the Vatican (Hill)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition