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 (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.]


(ˌkæməˈlɛŋɡəʊ) or


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]


(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]
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He sold the office of cardinal and camerlengo, the administrator who oversees Church revenues, to the powerful merchant Francesco Armellino for the price of 15,000 ducats in cash (Simonetta 195).
Dal 1828 si assiste a una sorta di rinascita di Palestrina, con la pubblicazione delle Memorie storico-critiche della vita e delle opera di Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina compilate da Giuseppe Baini, camerlengo della cappella pontificia (Ragni in Mazzini, 1992: 73).
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KNOCK THREE TIMES WHEN a Pope appears to have popped his clogs an official called the Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church takes a ceremonial silver hammer and taps on his forehead three times, calling him by his Christian name.
The other key figure in the interregnum, Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the camerlengo, is not seen as a serious candidate.
The camerlengo has traditionally had the role of officially certifying the death of a pope he once did so by tapping the pontiff's forehead three times with a special silver hammer and calling out his birth name.