Internuncio definition

ĭntər-nŭnsē-ō, -no͝on-
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A Vatican diplomatic envoy or representative ranking just beneath a nuncio. No longer in use.
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A messenger; envoy.
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A papal representative ranking below a nuncio.
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A diplomatic representative of the Pope ranking below a nuncio.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
internuncio
Plural:
internuncios

Origin of internuncio

  • Italian internunzio from Latin internūntius mediator inter- inter- nūntius messenger nuncio

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition