Cardinal Nephew

  1. Noun.  (singulare tantum) The position of the ''Secretarius Papae et superintendens status ecclesiasticæ'' in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Holy See.
  2. Noun.  (countable) Any officeholder of that position.
  3. Noun.  (alternative spelling of, cardinal-nephew) .

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