nuntius (n<<schwa>>n-shee-<<schwa>>s), n.[Latin] [“bearer of news”] 1.Roman law. A messenger. • Declarations through a messenger were usu. as valid as those by letter. 2.Hist. A messenger sent to make an excuse for a party’s absence in court. 3.Hist. An officer of the court. — Also termed summoner; beadle. 4.Eccles. law. NUNCIO(1).

[Blacks Law 8th]