Part of speech: noun

The palace of the popes in Rome; a vast assemblage of buildings rich in art treasures.

Part of speech: noun

The papal government.

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Usage examples "vatican":

  1. The tapestries after a varied history are resting safely in the Vatican, a wonder to the visitor. - "The Tapestry Book", Helen Churchill Candee.
  2. He said to himself, as he had said more than once in the Louvre and the Vatican, " We ugly mortals, what beautiful creatures we are!" - "Roderick Hudson", Henry James.
  3. Well, then, at the close of the Vatican Council, which had been called in the nineteenth century, and never dissolved, we lost a great number through the final definitions. - "Lord of the World", Robert Hugh Benson.