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.
Origin of incardinate
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the official acceptance by one diocese of a clergyman from another diocese
the promotion of a clergyman to the status of a cardinal
(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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