American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The office or term of office of a nuncio.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or term of service of a nuncio.
- n. The status or rank of a nuncio.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The office of a nuncio.
- Latin nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, from nuncius, nuntius, messenger: compare French nonciature, Italian nunziatura. (Wiktionary)
- Italian nunciatura, from nuncio, nuncio; see nuncio. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Following the celebration, the Holy Father travelled to the apostolic nunciature where he spent the night.”
“In the apostolic nunciature in Yaounde , the Holy Father will meet with representatives of the Muslim community of Cameroon .”
“Meeting with Bishops of Angola and Santo Tome in the chapel of the apostolic nunciature in Luanda . 2 p.m.”
“It is embarrassing and scandalous that Fisichella remains president of the Pontifical Academy for Life: even the nunciature in Tehran is too good for him.”
“He returned to the papal nunciature at the Vatican Embassy where he met with six victims of clergy sexual abuse.”
“And when visiting members of Congress peppered his staff with acrid questions about the Army's rock-music barrage of the papal nunciature, Thurman himself stood up.”
“After the recent bombardments that struck and terrorized the capital city of Bujumbura and also affected the apostolic nunciature, and in the face of the threat of a new civil war, I invite all the parties involved to take up again without delay the way of dialogue and reconciliation.”
“In one especially shameful episode in the 1980s, Ventura, Cipriano and Eugenio García Marín and their mother entered the nunciature in Havana to ask for political asylum.”
“The document was, in fact, from the apostolic nunciature in France.”
“Negotiations were carried on for a month, but Delfini would not bend, and although in every other respect he had afforded great satisfaction during his nunciature, no farewell audience was given to him; nor even a secret audience.”
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