Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[nuhn-shee-oh, -see-oh, noo n-] /ˈnʌn ʃiˌoʊ, -siˌoʊ, ˈnʊn-/

noun, plural nuncios.
a diplomatic representative of the pope at a foreign court or capital: equal in status to an ambassador.
/ˈnʌnʃɪˌəʊ; -sɪ-/
noun (pl) -cios
(RC Church) a diplomatic representative of the Holy See, ranking above an internuncio and esp having ambassadorial status

papal envoy, 1520s, from older Italian nuncio (now nunzio), from Latin nuntius “messenger,” from PIE root *neu- “to shout” (cf. Greek neuo “to nod, beckon,” Old Irish noid “make known”).


Read Also:

  • Nuncle

    [nuhng-kuh l] /ˈnʌŋ kəl/ noun, Chiefly British Dialect. 1. . /ˈnʌŋkəl/ noun 1. an archaic or dialect word for uncle

  • Nuncupative

    [nuhng-kyuh-pey-tiv, nuhng-kyoo-puh-tiv] /ˈnʌŋ kyəˌpeɪ tɪv, nʌŋˈkyu pə tɪv/ adjective 1. (especially of a will) oral; not written. /ˈnʌŋkjʊˌpeɪtɪv; nʌŋˈkjuːpətɪv/ adjective 1. (of a will) declared orally by the testator and later written down

  • Nuncupative-will

    noun, Law. 1. a will made by the oral and unwritten declaration of the testator, valid only in special circumstances.

  • Nuneaton

    [nuh-neet-n] /nʌˈnit n/ noun 1. a town in Warwickshire, central England, E of Birmingham. /nʌnˈiːtən/ noun 1. a town in central England, in Warwickshire. Pop: 70 721 (2001)

Disclaimer: Nuncio definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.