from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Vatican diplomatic envoy or representative ranking just beneath a nuncio.
- n. A messenger or an agent; a go-between.
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- n. A diplomatic representative of the Pope ranking below a nuncio
- n. A messenger or go-between
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A messenger between two parties.
- n. A representative, or chargé d'affaires, of the pope at a foreign court or seat of government, ranking next below a nuncio.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An official representative or ambassador of the papacy at a minor court, in distinction from a nuncio, who is its representative at a more important court.
- n. Hence A messenger between two parties.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope ranking below a nuncio
God himself, or by some one of his deputies or ambassadors as a kind of internuncio to the covenant.
He was promptly reported to the papal internuncio, whose response, he says with a laugh, was: “This young priest talks nonsense!”
November, 1873, and, as a result, the papal internuncio was expelled from Switzerland in January, 1874.
See, an internuncio residing permanently at Santiago.
There had been accredited to these countries a papal delegate since 1847, and an internuncio, Mgr. Barili, had been sent in 1851 to what was then New Granada.
At first an internuncio was assigned to that country, but of late years a nuncio has resided there.
It was only in 1829 that Coppacini was sent to Brussels as internuncio; in 1841, it was again raised to a nunciature.
Since the separation of these countries, the internuncio receives distinct credential letters for the two governments.
In 1796 he entered the Austrian diplomatic service as secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs, was appointed interpreter to the internuncio at Constantinople in 1799 and was sent from there to
Formerly the powers of an internuncio were necessarily extensive, owing to the lack of telegraph service and the slow postal deliveries; they are now almost entirely confined to routine work.