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Vat·i·can

 (văt′ĭ-kən)
n.
1. The official residence of the pope in Vatican City.
2. The papal government; the papacy.

[Latin Vaticānus (mōns), the Vatican (Hill).]

Vatican

(ˈvætɪkən)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church)
a. the palace of the popes in Rome and their principal residence there since 1377, which includes administrative offices, a library, museum, etc, and is attached to the basilica of St Peter's
b. (as modifier): the Vatican Council.
2. (Roman Catholic Church)
a. the authority of the Pope and the papal curia
b. (as modifier): a Vatican edict.
[C16: from Latin Vāticānus mons Vatican hill, on the western bank of the Tiber, of Etruscan origin]

Vat•i•can

(ˈvæt ɪ kən)

n.
1. Also called Vat′ican Pal′ace. the chief residence of the popes in Vatican City.
2. the authority and government of the pope.
[1545–55; < Latin vātīcānus (mōns) Vatican (hill)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vatican - the residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican CityVatican - the residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican City
Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City - the capital of the State of the Vatican City
Translations
Vatikán
Vatikanet
Vatikaani
Vatikan
バチカン
바티칸 궁전
Vatikanen
Tòa thánh Vatican

Vatican

[ˈvætɪkən]
A. N the Vaticanel Vaticano
B. ADJvaticano, del Vaticano
Vatican City NCiudad f del Vaticano

Vatican

[ˈvætɪkən] n
the Vatican → le VaticanVatican City ncité f du VaticanVAT man n (British) the VAT man inspecteur des impôts chargé du contrôle de la TVAVAT return nformulaire m de déclaration de la TVA

Vatican

nVatikan m; the Vatican Councildas Vatikanische Konzil; Vatican roulette (hum inf)Knaus-Ogino(-Methode) f

Vatican

[ˈvætɪkən] n the Vaticanil Vaticano

Vatican

الفاتِيكان Vatikán Vatikanet Vatikan Βατικανό Vaticano Vatikaani Vatican Vatikan Vaticano バチカン 바티칸 궁전 Vaticaan Vatikanet Watykan Vaticano Ватикан Vatikanen สำนักวาติกันที่เป็นที่ประทับขององค์สันตะปาปาในกรุงโรม Vatikan Tòa thánh Vatican 梵蒂冈
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Ah, yes," said the other, "of course, I have no doubt that in a hundred years the Vatican will be denying that it ever opposed Socialism, just as at present it denies that it ever tortured Galileo.
On his return from the Vatican, Franz carefully avoided the Corso; he brought away with him a treasure of pious thoughts, to which the mad gayety of the maskers would have been profanation.
Yet, though the Vatican has kept the rhetoric of its thunders, and lost the rod of its lightning, it is better for the artist not to live with Popes.
For it is strange to see, now in Europe, such huge buildings as the Vatican and Escurial and some others be, and yet scarce a very fair room in them.
I had observed some newspaper comment at the time, but I was exceedingly preoccupied by that little affair of the Vatican cameos, and in my anxiety to oblige the Pope I lost touch with several interesting English cases.
Jerome, and what are as transcendent as these, are on the walls of the Vatican, the Uffizii, or the Louvre, where every footman may see them; to say nothing of Nature's pictures in every street, of sunsets and sunrises every day, and the sculpture of the human body never absent.
On the next morning, the inhabitants of Rome saw the same balloon soaring above the Vatican, whence it crossed the Campagna, and finally fluttered down into the lake of Bracciano.
Casaubon was anxious for this because he wished to inspect some manuscripts in the Vatican.
The decorations on the walls and ceiling were skilfully copied from the exquisitely graceful designs of Raphael in the Vatican.
A little less than a hundred years ago, and a little more than six hundred years after the death, the confession of Pervaise was discovered in the secret archives of the Vatican.
in the Library of the Vatican, of forty fables attributed to Aphthonius, and of forty-three from Babrias.
Everybody was walking about St Peter's and the Vatican on somebody else's cork legs, and straining every visible object through somebody else's sieve.