- a diplomatic representative of the pope at a foreign court or capital: equal in status to an ambassador.
Origin of nuncio
Examples from the Web for nuncio
The King was in a fury, and forebade the Nuncio to pass Lyons.The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete
Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
There is some intention, I understand, of naming me as the Nuncio at Florence.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
In this conclusion, however, the nuncio was but partially correct.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
No one, except the friends of the nuncio, was pleased with the sermon.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
The Nuncio was sometimes represented by his auditor, the Patriarch by his vicar.Giordano Bruno
James Lewis McIntyre
- RC Church a diplomatic representative of the Holy See, ranking above an internuncio and esp having ambassadorial status
Word Origin and History for nuncio
papal envoy, 1520s, from older Italian nuncio (now nunzio), from Latin nuntius "messenger," from PIE root *neu- "to shout" (cf. Greek neuo "to nod, beckon," Old Irish noid "make known").