Meaning of pro-nuncio in English:

pro-nuncio

Pronunciation /prəʊˈnʌnsɪəʊ/ /prəʊˈnʌnʃɪəʊ/

nounpro-nuncios

  • A papal ambassador to a country that does not accord the Pope's ambassador automatic precedence over other ambassadors.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in sense ‘cardinal temporarily serving as nuncio’): from Italian pro-nunzio, from pro- ‘before’ + nunzio ‘nuncio’.