Vatican

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From Latin Vaticanus (Vatican Hill), one of Rome's seven hills, ultimately from Latin vaticinari (to prophesy).

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Vatican

  1. The official residence of the Pope within Vatican City.
  2. The papal government; the papacy.
  3. (for short) Vatican City.
  4. Roman Catholicism.

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Vatican (not comparable)

  1. Relating to the Vatican City state.

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