What does the word vatican mean?

Usage examples for vatican

  1. The tapestries after a varied history are resting safely in the Vatican, a wonder to the visitor. – The Tapestry Book by 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 by 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 by Robert Hugh Benson