from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb & adjective In secret or private. Used of appointments of cardinals by the pope undisclosed in consistory.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In or within the breast; in reserve; not disclosed.
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- adjective Roman Catholicism
Designatedas a cardinalbut not yet announced.
Privately, in secret.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Italian : in, in + petto, breast.]
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From Italian in ("in") and petto ("chest").
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