apostolic delegate


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n apostolic delegate (Roman Catholic Church) a representative of the Holy See in a country that has no formal diplomatic relations with it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Apostolic delegate (R. C. Ch) The diplomatic agent of the pope highest in grade, superior to a nuncio.
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In literature:

Then Apostolic Delegate to the United States, and he prayed off.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine