[ een-pet-taw; English in-pet-oh ]
/ inˈpɛt tɔ; English ɪnˈpɛt oʊ /
adjective, adverb Italian.
(of cardinals whom the pope appoints but does not disclose in consistory) not disclosed.
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Origin of in petto
literally, in (the) breast
Words nearby in petto
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British Dictionary definitions for in petto
/ (ɪn ˈpɛtəʊ) /
RC Church not disclosed: used of the names of cardinals designate
Word Origin for in petto
Italian, literally: in the breast
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