Camerlengo definition

-lĭnggō
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The cardinal who manages the pope's secular affairs.
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(r.c.ch.) A cardinal in charge of the papal treasury and accounts.
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Chamberlain; the cardinal who administers the Roman Catholic Church in the interregnum between Popes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
camerlengo
Plural:
camerlengos

Origin of camerlengo

  • Italian camerlengo Old French chamberlenc chamberlain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian.

    From Wiktionary