Definition of internuncio in US English:

internuncio

(also internuntio)

noun

  • 1Roman Catholic Church. A papal envoy to a foreign court or government, ranking below a nuncio.

  • 2A messenger or intermediary; a go-between.

  • 3A diplomatic representative of a foreign government at the court of the Ottoman sultan, especially (in later use) a representative of the Austrian Empire. Now historical.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Howson (?1557–1632), bishop of Durham. From Italian internunzio, † internuntio messenger, intermediary, papal envoy ranking below a nuncio from classical Latin internuntius.

Pronunciation

internuncio

/ˌɪntəˈnʌnsɪəʊ/