cardinalate definition

  • noun:
    • Roman Catholic Church The position, rank, dignity, or term of a cardinal.
    • Roman Catholic Church The Faculty of Cardinals.
    • The dignity and ecclestiastic office of Roman Catholic cardinal.
    • Collective term for the cardinals.
    • any office, ranking, or dignity of a cardinal.
    • any office, rank, dignity, or incumbency of a cardinal. Also cardinalship.
    • cardinals collectively
  • others:
    • to create a cardinal of; raise into office of cardinal.

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