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internuncio

[in-ter-nuhn-shee-oh, -see-oh]
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noun, plural in·ter·nun·ci·os.
  1. 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

noun plural -cios
  1. an ambassador of the pope ranking immediately below a nuncio
  2. a messenger, agent, or go-between
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Word Origin

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