from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The papal chamberlain; the cardinal who presides over the pope's household. He has at times possessed great power.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chamberlain of the pope, having charge of the secular interests of the papacy.
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The second great officer of the corporation was the camerlingo, or treasurer; at one time his office was even more important than that of the consul, but little by little a large part of his powers went to computors, exactors, taxators, depositors.