Meaning of Vatican

Vat•i•can

Pronunciation: (vat'i-kun), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledthe chief residence of the popes in Vatican City, now also including a library, archives, art museum, apartments, and administrative offices.
  2. the authority and government of the pope (distinguished from the Quirinal).
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