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noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. the body of cardinals.
  2. the office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal.
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Origin of cardinalate

First recorded in 1635–45; cardinal + -ate3
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Related Words for cardinalate

priesthood, ministry, pastorate, cardinalate, rabbinate, conclave, prelacy, canonicate, canonry, deaconry, diaconate

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British Dictionary definitions for cardinalate



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