Nunciature

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nunciature The office of a nuncio.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nunciature The office or term of service of a nuncio.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nunciature the office of a nuncio
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, fr. nuncius, nuntius, messenger: cf. F. nonciature, It. nunziatura,. See Nuncio
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.,—L. nuncius, a messenger, one who brings news—prob. a contr. of noventius; cf. novus, new.

Usage

In literature:

He would enter the College of Nobles, then he would pass to the Nunciature, and in a short while he would be a potentate.
"Cæsar or Nothing" by Pío Baroja Baroja
The truth, no doubt, was that his personal acquaintance with the world was confined to his brief nunciature at Brussels.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
The truth, no doubt, was that his personal acquaintance with the world was confined to his brief nunciature at Brussels.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Monsignor Montagnini, auditor of the Papal Nunciature, was expelled.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Is it the old question of establishing a nunciature at Washington?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
In 1521 and 1522 Eck was again in Rome, reporting on the results of his nunciature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
In 1788 they petitioned the Diet of Ratisbonne to cause the framing of a law suppressing altogether the nunciatures.
"The War Upon Religion" by Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
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