Camerlengo

Camerlengo (plural: "camerlenghi", Italian for "Chamberlain") is a title of various officials of the Papal court. It can refer to:

*Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
*Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
*Camerlengo of the Roman Clergy

Some other positions in the Papal court were formerly termed "Papal chamberlains". Although usually given as an honorary award, the position involved some duties. Laymen receiving this honor are today called Papal Gentlemen, while clergymen are typically appointed "Chaplain of His Holiness", a form of Monsignor.


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  • Camerlengo — • The title of certain papal officials Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Camerlengo     Camerlengo     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Camerlengo — (ital., Kämmerling), 1) so v.w. Camerarius 1), so ein Cardinal Camerlengo, welcher den päpstlichen Schatz verwaltet; 2) in Italien ein Abgabeneinnehmer …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Camerlengo — (C. di Santa Romana Chiesa, ital., »Kämmerling«, lat. Camerarius), am päpstlichen Hof der Kardinal, der den Schatz zu verwalten hat und der zur Zeit des Bestehens des Kirchenstaates der Justiz vorstand, auch bei einer Erledigung des päpstlichen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Camerlengo — (ital.), Kämmerling, Kammerherr; insbes. der den päpstl. Schatz verwaltende Kardinal, der bei Vakanz des päpstl. Stuhls auch die Geschäfte fortführt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Camerlengo — Camerlengo, ital., Kämmerling; Kammerherr; der päpstliche Schatzverwalter …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • camerlengo — /kamer lengo/ (anche camarlengo, camerlingo, camarlingo) s.m. [dal lat. mediev. camarlingus, franco kamarling addetto alla camera o fisco del sovrano ] (pl. ghi ). (eccles., stor.) [nel medioevo, amministratore dei beni del sovrano, di una… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • camerlengo — papal chamberlain, from It. camerlingo chamberlain (see CHAMBERLAIN (Cf. chamberlain)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • camerlengo — s. m. Camarlengo …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • camerlengo — [kam΄ərliŋ′gōkam΄ər leŋ′gō] n. [It camarlingo, chamberlain < Gmc kamerlinc: see CHAMBERLAIN] R.C.Ch. a cardinal in charge of the papal treasury and accounts: also camerlingo [kam΄ərliŋ′gō] …   English World dictionary

  • Camerlengo — Wappen des Kardinalkämmerers während der Sedisvakanz (der Inhalt des Wappenschilds ist jedem Träger eigen) Der Camerlengo (eigentlich: Camerlengo der Heiligen Römischen Kirche; ital.: Kämmerer, auch Kardinal Camerlengo und Kardinalkämmerer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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