• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Apocrisiary (Eccl) A delegate or deputy; especially, the pope's nuncio or legate at Constantinople.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n apocrisiary Formerly, the title of various diplomatic or ministerial officers; especially.
    • n apocrisiary of the representatives of the see of Rome and other chief sees at Constantinople;
    • n apocrisiary of the papal representatives at the court of Charlemagne and his successors, until the title was given to an imperial officer, after which the former were called legates or nuncios.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. apocrisiarius, apocrisarius, fr. Gr. answer, fr. to answer; from + to separate