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[nuhn-shee-uh-cher, -choo r, -see-, noo n-]
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for nunciature

Historical Examples

  • In 1521 and 1522 Eck was again in Rome, reporting on the results of his nunciature.

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  • In 1794 he was transferred to the nunciature at Cologne, but owing to the war had to make his residence in Augsburg.

  • He would enter the College of Nobles, then he would pass to the Nunciature, and in a short while he would be a potentate.

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  • Montagnini, who remained at the nunciature in Paris, did not possess any diplomatic character after the departure of the Nuncio.

  • He had become acquainted with him on his return from the nunciature at Vienna, when he had already resolved to win the tiara.

British Dictionary definitions for nunciature


  1. the office or term of office of a nuncio
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Word Origin

C17: from Italian nunziatura; see nuncio
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