cardinalate

[ kahr-dn-l-eyt ]
/ ˈkɑr dn lˌeɪt /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

the body of cardinals.
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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British Dictionary definitions for cardinalate

cardinalate

cardinalship

/ (ˈkɑːdɪnəˌleɪt) /

noun

the rank, office, or term of office of a cardinal
the cardinals collectively
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