noun ap·o·cri·si·ar·i·us \ˌapəˌkriz(h)ēˈa(a)rēəs\
variants: less commonly


\-ˈkriz(h)ēˌerē, -zhərē\

Definition of apocrisiarius



\-a(a)rēˌī, -rēˌē\ or


  1. :  a plenipotentiary delegate formerly representing a power and residing at a foreign capital; especially :  a papal nuncio serving at the imperial court in Constantinople during the early centuries of the medieval era

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Origin and Etymology of apocrisiarius

Late Latin apocrisiarius, apocrisarius, from Late Greek apokrisis message (from Greek, answer, from apokrinesthai to answer—from apokrinein to separate, choose, from apo- + krinein to separate, distinguish, decide— + -sis) + Latin -arius -ary — more at 3riddle

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to cast off or become cast off

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