cardinalate

[ kahr-dn-l-eyt ]
/ ˈkɑr dn lˌeɪt /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

the body of cardinals.
the office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal.

Nearby words

  1. cardinal veins,
  2. cardinal virtue,
  3. cardinal virtues,
  4. cardinal vowel,
  5. cardinal vowels,
  6. cardinalfish,
  7. cardinality,
  8. cardinals,
  9. carding,
  10. carding machine

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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