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 (ĭn′tər-nŭn′sē-ō′, -no͝on′-)
n. pl. in·ter·nun·ci·os
A Vatican diplomatic envoy or representative ranking just beneath a nuncio. No longer in use.

[Italian internunzio, from Latin internūntius, mediator : inter-, inter- + nūntius, messenger; see nuncio.]


n, pl -cios
1. (Roman Catholic Church) 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]


(ˌɪn tərˈnʌn ʃiˌoʊ, -siˌoʊ)

n., pl. -ci•os.
a papal ambassador ranking next below a nuncio.
[1635–45; < Italian < Latin internūntius an intermediary. See inter-, nuncio]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.internuncio - (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope ranking below a nuncio
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
diplomat, diplomatist - an official engaged in international negotiations


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During the reign of Emperor Cheng, due to the loss of a sizable number of writings, he dispatched the Internuncio Chen Nong to seek out lost writings from throughout the realm.
Amadieu points, for instance, to Monsignor Antonio Garibaldi, internuncio in Paris from 1836 to 1843 and full nuncio in France from 1850 to his death in 1853, who played a role in the condemnation of several poems by Lamartine, including Jocelyn.