Nuncio

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Nuncio \Nun"ci*o\, noun; pl. {Nuncios}. [It. nunzio, nuncio, fr. L. nuncius, nuntius, messenger; perh. akin to novus new, E. new, and thus, one who brings news. Cf. {Announce}.]

1. A messenger. [Obs.] --Shak.

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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

nuncio

noun

1: (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status [syn: {nuncio}, {papal nuncio}]


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