camerlengo

[ kam-er-leng-goh ]
/ ˌkæm ərˈlɛŋ goʊ /

noun, plural cam·er·len·gos.Roman Catholic Church.

the cardinal appointed treasurer of the Holy See, who, upon the death of the pope, presides over the conclave that elects the new pope.

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Origin of camerlengo

1615–25; <Italian camerlingo<Germanic; akin to Old High German chamarlincchamberlain
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British Dictionary definitions for camerlengo

camerlengo

camerlingo (ˌkæməˈlɪŋɡəʊ)

/ (ˌkæməˈlɛŋɡəʊ) /

noun plural -gos

RC Church a cardinal who acts as the pope's financial secretary and the papal treasurer

Word Origin for camerlengo

C17: from Italian camerlingo, of Germanic origin; compare chamberlain
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