Nuncio
Nuncio Nun"ci*o, n.; 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A messenger. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • nuncio — ► NOUN (pl. nuncios) ▪ (in the Roman Catholic Church) a papal ambassador to a foreign government or court. ORIGIN Italian, from Latin nuntius messenger …   English terms dictionary

  • Nuncio — Archbishop Karl Josef Rauber; former nuncio for Belgium and Luxembourg Nuncio is an ecclesiastical diplomatic title, derived from the ancient Latin word, Nuntius, meaning envoy. This article addresses this title as well as derived similar title …   Wikipedia

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