a representative of the pope in a country that has no regular diplomatic relations with the Vatican.
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Origin of apostolic delegate
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for apostolic delegate
RC Church a representative of the pope sent to countries that do not have full or regular diplomatic relations with the Holy See
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