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ˈkɑr dn lˌeɪtcar·di·nalate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cardinalatenoun

    cardinals collectively


  1. cardinalatenoun

    The dignity and ecclestiastic office of Roman Catholic cardinal.

    The cardinalate ranks equal to a secular prince of the blood

  2. cardinalatenoun

    Collective term for the cardinals.

    The cardinalate under a maximum age composes the conclave which elects the pope

  3. Etymology: From cardinalatus, from cardinalis, itself the noun use of the adjective derived from cardo + -alis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cardinalate, Cardinalshipnoun

    The office and rank of a cardinal.

    Etymology: from cardinal.

    An ingenious cavalier, hearing that an old friend of his was advanced to a cardinalate, went to congratulate his eminence upon his new honour. Roger L'Estrange.


  1. cardinalate

    The College of Cardinals, or more formally the Sacred College of Cardinals, is the body of all cardinals of the Catholic Church. As of 14 January 2023, its membership is 223, of whom 124 are eligible to vote in a conclave to elect a new pope. Cardinals are appointed by the pope for life. Changes in life expectancy partly account for the increases in the size of the college.Since the emergence of the College of Cardinals in the early Middle Ages, the size of the body has historically been limited by popes, ecumenical councils, and even the College itself. The total number of cardinals from 1099 to 1986 has been about 2,900 (excluding possible undocumented 12th-century cardinals and pseudocardinals appointed during the Western Schism by pontiffs now considered to be antipopes, and subject to some other sources of uncertainty), nearly half of whom were created after 1655.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cardinalatenoun

    the office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. cardinalat, LL. cardinalatus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cardinalate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cardinalate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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