Definitions

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  • n. The personal aide of a cardinal at a papal conclave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the two ecclesiastics allowed to attend a cardinal in the conclave.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ecclesiastic attending upon a cardinal in a conclave summoned for the election of a pope.

Etymologies

From French conclaviste, Italian conclavista, from conclave. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A bishop who understands how to become an archbishop, an archbishop who knows how to become a cardinal, carries you with him as conclavist; you enter a court of papal jurisdiction, you receive the pallium, and behold! you are an auditor, then a papal chamberlain, then monsignor, and from a Grace to an Eminence is only a step, and between the Eminence and the Holiness there is but the smoke of

    Les Miserables

  • Cardinal Lamberg took him as conclavist to the conclave of 1740, whence Benedict XIV came forth pope, and to him Cardinal Lamberg earnestly recommended his favourite Migazzi.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • A cardinal may leave the conclave in case of sickness (certified under oath by a phisician) and return; not so a conclavist.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • In case of illness a third conclavist may be allowed, with agreement of the general congregation.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • A bishop who understands how to become an archbishop, an archbishop who knows how to become a cardinal, carries you with him as conclavist; you enter a court of papal jurisdiction, you receive the pallium, and behold! you are an auditor, then a papal chamberlain, then monsignor, and from a Grace to an Eminence is only a step, and between the Eminence and the Holiness there is but the smoke of a ballot.

    Les Miserables, Volume I, Fantine

  • The Cardinal of Cl***** T****** was a merry little man, who displayed his red stockings beneath his tucked-up cassock; his specialty was a hatred of the Encyclopaedia, and his desperate play at billiards, and persons who, at that epoch, passed through the Rue M**** on summer evenings, where the hotel de Cl***** T****** then stood, halted to listen to the shock of the balls and the piercing voice of the Cardinal shouting to his conclavist, Monseigneur Cotiret, Bishop in partibus of

    Les Miserables

  • He was then appointed Vicar-General of Sens and, in 1721, accompanied Cardinal de Rohan to Rome as his conclavist, to support the candidacy of Cardinal Conti (Innocent

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • See likewise Tiraboschi, in the 1st and 2d parts of the vith tome.] [Footnote 103: The cardinals knocked at his door, but his conclavist refused to interrupt the studies of Bessarion: "Nicholas," said he, "thy respect has cost thee a hat, and me the tiara."

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 6

  • See likewise Tiraboschi, in the 1st and 2d parts of the vith tome.] 103 The cardinals knocked at his door, but his conclavist refused to interrupt the studies of

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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