Urbi et orbi

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Urbi et orbi ='to the city and to the world,' a form used in the publication of papal bulls, for the purpose of signifying their formal promulgation to the entire Catholic world, as well as to the city of Rome
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. urbanusurbs, a city.

Usage

In literature:

The papal benediction, 'Urbi et orbi'!
"An "Attic" Philosopher, Complete" by Emile Souvestre
It came to pass that "Urbis et orbis" was not a false boast.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Sep. 1815 in u. Urbis et Orbis.
"The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, January 1865" by Various
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In news:

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" message and blessing from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica at the end of the Easter Mass on Sunday in Vatican City.
Plinio Lepri, Associated PressPope Benedict XVI spreads his arms to the faithful after delivering the "Urbi et Orbi" Easter address from St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
Gaudium et Spes Urbi et Orbi .
Apostolic Blessing " Urbi et Orbi " (April 19, 2005).
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