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cardinalate

[kahr-dn-l-eyt] /ˈkɑr dn lˌeɪt/
noun, Roman Catholic Church.
1.
the body of cardinals.
2.
the office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal.
Origin of cardinalate
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; cardinal + -ate3
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cardinalate

/ˈkɑːdɪnəˌleɪt/
noun
1.
the rank, office, or term of office of a cardinal
2.
the cardinals collectively
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