Noun Vaticanism Definition and Examples







The palace and official residence of the Pope in Rome.
  1. 'Barcelona's archbishop - who sees Gaudi as belonging to the tradition of religious mystics - put their case to the Vatican, which in 1999 agreed in record-breaking time to start the process.'
  2. 'Many high-ranking officials in the Guatemalan government were members of religious orders that staunchly uphold the position of the Vatican.'
((n.) The doctrine of papal supremacy; extreme views in support of the authority of the pope; ultramontanism; -- a term used only by persons who are not Roman Catholics.)

Mid 16th century: from French, or from Latin Vaticanus, the name of a hill in Rome.

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