internuncio

noun
in·​ter·​nun·​cio | \ ˌin-tər-ˈnən(t)-sē-ˌō How to pronounce internuncio (audio) , -ˈnu̇n(t)- \

Definition of internuncio

1 : a messenger between two parties : go-between
2 : a papal legate of lower rank than a nuncio

First Known Use of internuncio

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for internuncio

Italian internunzio, from Latin internuntius, from inter- + nuntius messenger

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“Internuncio.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/internuncio. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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