nun·​ci·​a·​ture | \ ˈnən(t)-sē-ə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce nunciature (audio) , ˈnu̇n(t)-, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r How to pronounce nunciature (audio) \

Definition of nunciature

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

Examples of nunciature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Holy See nunciature in Mexico said Archbishop Scicluna and Msgr. Juan Montes, WSJ, "Vatican Researchers to Help Investigate Clerical Abuse," 3 Mar. 2020 Lantheaume was prepared to testify that his predecessor in the nunciature had communicated Pope Benedict’s sanctions to Cardinal McCarrick. Robert P. George, WSJ, "Is It Time for Pope Francis to Resign?," 30 Aug. 2018 Also of interest would be letters about those sanctions from the Vatican to the nunciature, from the Vatican to Cardinal Wuerl, or from a Vatican official to Archbishop Viganò. Robert P. George, WSJ, "Is It Time for Pope Francis to Resign?," 30 Aug. 2018 The Vatican has yet to establish an embassy, called a nunciature, in the country. Elizabeth Dias, Time, "Top Catholic Official in Myanmar Speaks Out on Treatment of Rohingya Muslims and the Risks of a Military Coup," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of nunciature

1608, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for nunciature

Italian nunciatura, from nuncio

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“Nunciature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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