[kon-kley-vist, kong-]


either of two persons who attend upon a cardinal at a conclave, one usually being an ecclesiastical secretary and the other a personal servant.

Nearby words

  1. concise,
  2. concisely,
  3. conciseness,
  4. concision,
  5. conclave,
  6. conclination,
  7. conclude,
  8. conclusion,
  9. conclusive,
  10. conclusively

Origin of conclavist

1590–1600; < Italian conclavista < Medieval Latin conclāv(e) conclave + -ista -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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