noun Roman Catholic Church.

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

Origin of cardinalate

First recorded in 1635–45; cardinal + -ate3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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