Nuncio meaning

nŭnsē-ō, no͝on-
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A papal ambassador or representative.
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A prelate officially representing the pope and accredited to a foreign government.
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Ecclesiastic title of a permanent diplomatic representative of the Roman Catholic Church to a sovereign state or international organisation, accorded rank equivalent to an accredited ambassador, and may also be given additional privileges including recognition as Dean in a country's diplomatic corps.
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Origin of nuncio

  • Italian from Latin nūntius messenger neu- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Latin nÅ«ntius (“envoy").

    From Wiktionary