nunciature


nun·ci·a·ture

noun \ˈnən(t)-sē-ə-ˌchr, ˈnn(t)-, -chər, -ˌtyr, -ˌtr\

Definition of NUNCIATURE

1
:  a papal diplomatic mission headed by a nuncio
2
:  the office or period of office of a nuncio

Origin of NUNCIATURE

Italian nunciatura, from nuncio
First Known Use: 1652

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