nuncio

noun
nun·​cio | \ ˈnən(t)-sē-ˌō How to pronounce nuncio (audio) , ˈnu̇n(t)- How to pronounce nuncio (audio) \
plural nuncios

Definition of nuncio

: a papal legate of the highest rank permanently accredited to a civil government

Examples of nuncio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nuncio asked him to describe those elements in a letter. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2020 The Vatican nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Franco Coppola, posted the unsigned guidance on his Facebook page Sunday. Nicole Winfield, chicagotribune.com, 2 Nov. 2020 The Vatican nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Franco Coppola, posted the unsigned guidance on his Facebook page Sunday. Fox News, 2 Nov. 2020 The Vatican nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Franco Coppola, posted the unsigned guidance on his Facebook page Sunday. The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Nov. 2020 The Vatican nuncio to Mexico, Archbishop Franco Coppola, posted the unsigned guidance on his Facebook page Sunday. NBC News, 2 Nov. 2020 The nuncio also accused the left-wing billionaire George Soros of funding the Jesuits, a Catholic order of priests. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, 17 Sep. 2020 DeGeorge wrote to Christophe Pierre, whose title as ambassador is nuncio. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2019 Marino had previously been papal nuncio to Bangladesh. Greg Garrison | Ggarrison@al.com, al, 11 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of nuncio

1512, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nuncio

Italian, from Latin nuntius messenger, message

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“Nuncio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuncio. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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nuncio

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English Language Learners Definition of nuncio

: a person who is the Pope's representative in a foreign country

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