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internuncio

[ in-ter-nuhn-shee-oh, -see-oh ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈnʌn ʃiˌoʊ, -siˌoʊ /
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noun, plural in·ter·nun·ci·os.

a papal ambassador ranking next below a nuncio.

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Origin of internuncio

1635–45; <Italian <Latin internūntius an intermediary. See inter-, nuncio
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British Dictionary definitions for internuncio

internuncio
/ (ˌɪntəˈnʌnʃɪˌəʊ) /

noun plural -cios

an ambassador of the pope ranking immediately below a nuncio
a messenger, agent, or go-between

Word Origin for internuncio

C17: from Italian internunzio, from Latin internuntius, from inter- + nuntius messenger
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