[ 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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- in passing,
- in perpetuity,
- in perpetuum,
- in person,
- in personam,
- in phase,
- in place,
- in place of,
- in plain english,
- in play
Origin of in petto
literally, in (the) breast
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/ (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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