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conclavist

[ kon-kley-vist, kong- ]
/ ˈkɒn kleɪ vɪst, ˈkɒŋ- /
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noun
either of two persons who attend upon a cardinal at a conclave, one usually being an ecclesiastical secretary and the other a personal servant.
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Origin of conclavist

1590–1600; <Italian conclavista<Medieval Latin conclāv(e) conclave + -ista-ist
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