apocrisiary definition

  • noun:
    • An apocrisiarius.
    • A delegate or deputy; particularly, the pope's nuncio or legate at Constantinople.
    • previously, the title of various diplomatic or ministerial officials; especially
    • of associates of the see of Rome also chief sees at Constantinople;
    • associated with the papal representatives within courtroom of Charlemagne along with his successors, until the title was handed to an imperial officer, after which it the previous had been called legates or nuncios.

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