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nuncio

[ nuhn-shee-oh, -see-oh, noon- ]
/ ˈnʌn ʃiˌoʊ, -siˌoʊ, ˈnʊn- /
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noun, plural nun·ci·os.

a diplomatic representative of the pope at a foreign court or capital: equal in status to an ambassador.

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Origin of nuncio

1520–30; <Italian nuncio, nunzio<Latin nūncius, nūntius messenger
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British Dictionary definitions for nuncio

nuncio
/ (ˈnʌnʃɪˌəʊ, -sɪ-) /

noun plural -cios

RC Church a diplomatic representative of the Holy See, ranking above an internuncio and esp having ambassadorial status
C16: via Italian from Latin nuntius messenger
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