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 for Nuncio
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nuncio \Nun"ci*o\, n.; pl. Nuncios. [It. nunzio, nuncio, fr.
     L. nuncius, nuntius, messenger; perh. akin to novus new, E.
     new, and thus, one who brings news. Cf. Announce.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A messenger. [Obs.] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The permanent official representative of the pope at a
        foreign court or seat of government. Distinguished from a
        legate a latere, whose mission is temporary in its nature,
        or for some special purpose. Nuncios are of higher rank
        than internuncios.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the
           Pope having ambassadorial status [syn: nuncio, papal

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "nuncio":
     Hermes, Iris, Mercury, Paul Revere, Pheidippides, ambassador,
     ambassadress, apostolic delegate, attache, career diplomat,
     carrier, chancellor, charge, commercial attache, commissionaire,
     consul, consul general, consular agent, courier, diplomat,
     diplomatic, diplomatic agent, diplomatic courier, diplomatist,
     emissary, envoy, envoy extraordinary, estafette, express,
     foreign service officer, go-between, internuncio, legate,
     message-bearer, messenger, military attache, minister,
     minister plenipotentiary, minister resident, plenipotentiary, post,
     postboy, postrider, resident, runner, secretary of legation,
     vice-consul, vice-legate

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  NUNCIO. The name given to the Pope's ambassador. Nuncios are ordinary or 
  extraordinary; the former are sent upon usual missions, the latter upon 
  special occasions. 

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