Definition of camerlengo in English:

camerlengo

(also camerlengho, camerlingho, camerlingo)

noun

  • In Italy and Italian-speaking contexts: a chamberlain or treasurer; specifically (a) the Pope's chamberlain and financial secretary; (b) the treasurer of the Sacred College of cardinals (now historical).

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Lithgow (1582–c1645), traveller. From Italian camerlengo (also † camarlengo, † camarlingo, (now rare) camerlingo) treasurer, chamberlain of the Pope, treasurer of the Sacred College of cardinals from either Old High German chamarlinc, chamarling, chamerling or Middle High German kammerlinc.

Pronunciation

camerlengo

/ˌkaməˈlɛŋɡəʊ/