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From Latin Vaticanus (“Vatican Hill”), ultimately from Latin vaticinari (“to prophesy”), oracle. 'Vatican', a name dating back to the Roman Republic, would be the place from where prophecies would be issued.
- The official residence of the Pope within Vatican City.
- The papal government; the papacy.
- (for short) Vatican City.
- Roman Catholicism.
Vatican (not comparable)
- Relating to the Vatican City state.
Relating to the Vatican City state