Meaning of Rome-runner in English:

Rome-runner

Pronunciation /ˈrəʊmˌrʌnə/

noun

derogatory, historical
  • A person who travels to Rome with the aim of securing a benefice, ecclesiastical privilege, etc. Formerly also: †a person who carries out papal instructions, an agent of the Pope (obsolete).

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in William Langland (c1325–c1390), poet. From Rome + runner.