Definition of pro-nuncio in English:

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Pronunciation: /prōˈnənsēˌō/

noun (plural pro-nuncios)

A papal ambassador to a country that does not accord the pope’s ambassador automatic precedence over other ambassadors.


1960s: from Italian pro-nunzio, from pro- 'before' + nunzio 'nuncio'.

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Syllabification: pro-nun·ci·o

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