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Meaning of NUNCIO

Pronunciation:  'nunshee`ow

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[n]  (Roman Catholic) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status

NUNCIO is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: diplomat, diplomatist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.]
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.

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