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nunciature

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noun nun·ci·a·ture \ˈnən(t)-sē-ə-ˌchu̇r, ˈnu̇n(t)-, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of nunciature

  1. 1 :  a papal diplomatic mission headed by a nuncio

  2. 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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