cardinalate

[kahr-dn-l-eyt]
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Origin of cardinalate

First recorded in 1635–45; cardinal + -ate3
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British Dictionary definitions for cardinalate

cardinalate

cardinalship

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