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in petto

[ een-pet-taw; English in-pet-oh ]

adjective

, Italian.
  1. (of cardinals whom the pope appoints but does not disclose in consistory) not disclosed.


in petto

/ ɪn ˈpɛtəʊ /

adjective

  1. RC Church not disclosed: used of the names of cardinals designate


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Word History and Origins

Origin of in petto1

Literally, “in (the) breast”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of in petto1

Italian, literally: in the breast

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