conclavist

conclavist

[kon-kley-vist, kong-]
noun
either of two persons who attend upon a cardinal at a conclave, one usually being an ecclesiastical secretary and the other a personal servant.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Italian conclavista < Medieval Latin conclāv(e) conclave + -ista -ist

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conclave (ˈkɒnkleɪv, ˈkɒŋ-)
 
n
1.  a confidential or secret meeting
2.  RC Church
 a.  the closed apartments where the college of cardinals elects a new pope
 b.  a meeting of the college of cardinals for this purpose
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin conclāve, from Latin: cage, place that may be locked, from clāvis key]
 
'conclavist
 
n

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