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Related to Camerlengo of Holy Roman Church: Cardinal Camerlengo, Cardinal Chamberlain, Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church
cam·er·len·go(kăm′ər-lĕng′gō) also cam·er·lin·go (-lĭng′gō)
n. pl. cam·er·len·gos
The cardinal who manages the pope's secular affairs.
[Italian camerlengo; akin to Old French chamberlenc; see chamberlain.]
n, pl -gos
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a cardinal who acts as the pope's financial secretary and the papal treasurer
[C17: from Italian camerlingo, of Germanic origin; compare chamberlain]
cam•er•len•go(ˌkæm ərˈlɛŋ goʊ)
n., pl. -gos.
the cardinal who acts as the treasurer of the Holy See and who directs the conclave that elects the pope.
[1615–25; < Italian < Germanic; akin to Old High German chamarlinc chamberlain]