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internuncio

[in-ter-nuhn-shee-oh, -see-oh] /ˌɪn tərˈnʌn ʃiˌoʊ, -siˌoʊ/
noun, plural internuncios.
1.
a papal ambassador ranking next below a nuncio.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Italian < Latin internūntius an intermediary. See inter-, nuncio
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internuncio

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