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Definition 1: the office of cardinal - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cardinalate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • following the scandal, the cardinal resigned his cardinalate

Synonyms for cardinalate in the sense of this definition

(cardinalate is a kind of ...) a job in an organization

"he occupied a post in the treasury"

Definition 2: (Roman Catholic Church) the body of all cardinals of the church; elects and advises the pope - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for cardinalate in the sense of this definition

(cardinalate is a kind of ...) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

"the whole body filed out of the auditorium" "the student body" "administrative body"

(cardinalate belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

(cardinalate is a member of ...) (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes

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