nunciature

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

Definition of nunciature 

1 : a papal diplomatic mission headed by a nuncio

2 : the office or period of office of a nuncio

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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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