From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
2. The permanent official representative of the pope at a foreign court or seat of government. Distinguished from a legate a latere, whose mission is temporary in its nature, or for some special purpose. Nuncios are of higher rank than internuncios.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "nuncio": Hermes, Iris, Mercury, Paul Revere, Pheidippides, ambassador, ambassadress, apostolic delegate, attache, career diplomat, carrier, chancellor, charge, commercial attache, commissionaire, consul, consul general, consular agent, courier, diplomat, diplomatic, diplomatic agent, diplomatic courier, diplomatist, emissary, envoy, envoy extraordinary, estafette, express, foreign service officer, go-between, internuncio, legate, message-bearer, messenger, military attache, minister, minister plenipotentiary, minister resident, plenipotentiary, post, postboy, postrider, resident, runner, secretary of legation, vice-consul, vice-legate
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