incardinate

[ in-kahr-dn-eyt ]
/ ɪnˈkɑr dnˌeɪt /

verb (used with object), in·car·di·nat·ed, in·car·di·nat·ing.

to institute as a cardinal.
to institute as chief presbyter or priest in a particular church or place.

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Origin of incardinate

1600–10; < Medieval Latin incardinātus past participle of incardināre to appoint, to make a cardinal, equivalent to in in-2 + cardin- (see cardinal) + -ātus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM incardinate

in·car·di·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for incardination (1 of 2)

incardination
/ (ɪnˌkɑːdɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

the official acceptance by one diocese of a clergyman from another diocese
the promotion of a clergyman to the status of a cardinal

British Dictionary definitions for incardination (2 of 2)

incardinate
/ (ɪnˈkɑːdɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(tr) RC Church to transfer (a cleric) to the jurisdiction of a new bishop

Word Origin for incardinate

C17: from Late Latin incardināre, from in- ² + cardinālis cardinal
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