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n. pl. nun·ci·os
A papal ambassador or representative.
n, pl -cios
(Roman Catholic Church) 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]
nun•ci•o(ˈnʌn ʃiˌoʊ, -siˌoʊ, ˈnʊn-)
n., pl. -ci•os.
a permanent diplomatic representative of the pope at a foreign court or capital.
[1520–30; < Italian nuncio, nunzio < Latin nūntius messenger]
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|Noun||1.||nuncio - (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status|
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy