Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formerly, the title of various diplomatic or ministerial officers; especially.
- n. of the representatives of the see of Rome and other chief sees at Constantinople;
- n. of the papal representatives at the court of Charlemagne and his successors, until the title was given to an imperial officer, after which the former were called legates or nuncios.
- n. An apocrisiarius.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Eccl.) A delegate or deputy; especially, the pope's nuncio or legate at Constantinople.
“As the pope's apocrisiary, or nuncio, the deacon had been commissioned to haunt the imperial palace day and night, never to be absent from it for an hour, and to strain every nerve to induce the emperor to send help to Rome.”
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