Definition of nunciature in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnʌnsɪəˌtjʊə/
Pronunciation: /ˈnʌnsɪəˌtʃə/


The office or tenure of a nuncio in the Roman Catholic Church.
Example sentences
  • Archbishop Montalvo wrote back to VOTO's steering committee that, ‘as a matter of course, the nunciature takes into judicious account all the information it receives from any quarter in the matter of the provision of a diocese.’
  • This time it was more successful, thanks to the nunciature of the Jesuit David Wolfe between 1561 and 1565.
  • Following a question from The Sunday Business Post, the secretariat at the nunciature responded: ‘The Apostolic Nunciature would point out that it is not its practice to comment on any specific legal case.’


Early 17th century: from Italian nunziatura, from nunzio 'message-bearer' (see nuncio).

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