nunciature

[ nuhn-shee-uh-cher, -choor, -see-, noon- ]
/ ˈnʌn ʃi ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər, -si-, ˈnʊn- /

noun

the office or the term of service of a nuncio.

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Origin of nunciature

From the Italian word nunziatura, dating back to 1645–55. See nuncio, -ate3, -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for nunciature

nunciature
/ (ˈnʌnsɪətʃə) /

noun

the office or term of office of a nuncio

Word Origin for nunciature

C17: from Italian nunziatura; see nuncio
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