noun, plural nun·ci·os.
Origin of nuncio
Examples from the Web for nuncio
He should address the head secretary,1 the governor of the province, or the nuncio.The Reign of Greed|Jose Rizal
The nuncio, having thus accused Luther, now proceeded to the second point, which was to justify Rome.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
The nuncio, Santa Croce, chronicles with alarm the preponderance of those who openly advocated the adoption of lenient measures.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Henry Martyn Baird
The maddest fanatics were at once elected inquisitors, to the great anger of the pope and his nuncio.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)|Heinrich Graetz
The documents thus obtained showed that Nuncio Gravina had been active in furthering the plot of resistance.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
British Dictionary definitions for nuncio
noun plural -cios
Word Origin for nuncio
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").