Nuncio

Definition of Nuncio

Nun´ci`o
n.1.
1.A messenger.
2.The permanent official representative of the pope at a foreign court or seat of government. Distinguished from a legate a latere, whose mission is temporary in its nature, or for some special purpose. Nuncios are of higher rank than internuncios.

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Hermes, Iris, Mercury, Paul Revere, Pheidippides, ambassador, ambassadress, apostolic delegate, attache, career diplomat, carrier, chancellor, charge, commercial attache, commissionaire, consul, consul general, consular agent, courier, diplomat, diplomatic, diplomatic agent, diplomatic courier, diplomatist, emissary, envoy, envoy extraordinary, estafette, express, foreign service officer, go-between, internuncio, legate, message-bearer, messenger, military attache, minister, minister plenipotentiary, minister resident, plenipotentiary, post, postboy, postrider, resident, runner, secretary of legation, vice-consul, vice-legate
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