internuncio

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n internuncio (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope ranking below a nuncio
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Internuncio A messenger between two parties.
    • Internuncio A representative, or chargé d'affaires, of the pope at a foreign court or seat of government, ranking next below a nuncio.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n internuncio An official representative or ambassador of the papacy at a minor court, in distinction from a nuncio, who is its representative at a more important court.
    • n internuncio Hence A messenger between two parties.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Internuncio in-tėr-nun′shi-ō a messenger between two parties: the Pope's representative at minor courts
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. internuntius,; inter, between + nuntius, nuncius, messenger: cf. It. internunzio,. See Nuncio
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.,—L. internuntiusinter, between, nuntius, a messenger.

Usage

In literature:

It was chosen for me by the Lady of the Austrian Internuncio, who is now at Paris.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
The Emperor has appointed Count Rechburg Internuncio at the court of Constantinople.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 1, August, 1851" by Various
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