noun Etymology: Italian nunciatura, from nuncio Date: 1652 1. a papal diplomatic mission headed by a nuncio 2. the office or period of office of a nuncio

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  • Nunciature — Nun ci*a*ture, n. [L. nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, fr. nuncius, nuntius, messenger: cf. F. nonciature, It. nunziatura. See {Nuncio}.] The office of a nuncio. Clarendon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nunciature — [nun′shē ə chər, nun′sēə chər] n. [It nunziatura] the office or term of office of a nuncio …   English World dictionary

  • nunciature — /nun shee euh cheuhr, choor , see , noon /, n. the office or the term of service of a nuncio. [1645 55; < It nunziatura. See NUNCIO, ATE3, URE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nunciature — n. diplomatic commission of the Vaticannun·ci·a·ture || nÊŒnsɪətʃʊr / nÊŒnsɪətʃə …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nunciature — nun·ci·a·ture …   English syllables

  • nunciature — nun•ci•a•ture [[t]ˈnʌn ʃi ə tʃər, ˌtʃʊər, si , ˈnʊn [/t]] n. rel the office or the term of service of a nuncio • Etymology: 1645–55; < It nunziatura …   From formal English to slang

  • nunciature — /ˈnʌnsiətʃə/ (say nunseeuhchuh) noun the office or the term of service of a papal nuncio. {Italian nunziatura, from nunzio nuncio} …   Australian English dictionary

  • nunciature —    This word (from the Latin nuntius, meaning messenger ) refers to the headquarters or residence of a nuncio,which is often accorded diplomatic status and privileges …   Glossary of theological terms

  • nunciature — n. RC Ch. the office or tenure of a nuncio. Etymology: It. nunziatura (as NUNCIO) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nunciature of the Holy See in Washington DC — The Nunciature to the United States of America is an ecclesiastical office of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. It is a diplomatic post of the Holy See, whose representative is called the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States with… …   Wikipedia

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