internuncio

internuncio

[in-ter-nuhn-shee-oh, -see-oh]
noun, plural internuncios.
a papal ambassador ranking next below a nuncio.

Origin:
1635–45; < Italian < Latin internūntius an intermediary. See inter-, nuncio

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internuncio (ˌɪntəˈnʌnʃɪˌəʊ)
 
n , pl -cios
1.  an ambassador of the pope ranking immediately below a nuncio
2.  a messenger, agent, or go-between
 
[C17: from Italian internunzio, from Latin internuntius, from inter- + nuntius messenger]

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