the body of cardinals.
the office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal.
On the deliberate exclusion of the humanists from the cardinalate by the popes before Leo, comp.
The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy Jacob Burckhardt
He died in 1638, just as the cardinalate was to be conferred upon him.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5 Various
It bears no date, and may have been designed any time after the minister’s elevation to the cardinalate in September 1514.
Book-Plates William J. Hardy
The thirteen signed by order of seniority in the cardinalate.
The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. E. Rameur
At the latest Consistory he had been nominated to the cardinalate.
The Waters of Edera Louise de la Rame, a.k.a. Ouida
Beaton was elected to the cardinalate in Dec. 1538; did he visit Rome after that?
Notes and Queries, Number 57, November 30, 1850 Various
He was raised to the cardinalate, and his nephew and heir, Antoine de Blanchefort, assumed the name and arms of Crquy.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various
Nicolas accordingly raised him to the cardinalate in 1278, called him to Rome, and thus forced him to resign the archbishopric.
The English Church in the Middle Ages William Hunt
It is estimated that this cardinalate cost France about eight million francs.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8 Various
After his elevation to the cardinalate the prince gave orders for his suitable conveyance to the Papal Court.
Saint Bonaventure Rev. Fr. Laurence Costelloe, O.F.M.
the rank, office, or term of office of a cardinal
the cardinals collectively
(of a set) the cardinal number indicating the number of elements in the set. noun (maths) the property of possessing a cardinal number (maths, logic) (of a class) the cardinal number associated with the given class. Two classes have the same cardinality if they can be put in one-to-one correspondence n. 1520s, “condition of being […]
of prime importance; chief; principal: of cardinal significance. of the color cardinal. Roman Catholic Church. a high ecclesiastic appointed by the pope to the College of Cardinals and ranking above every other ecclesiastic but the pope. Also called cardinal grosbeak. a crested grosbeak, Cardinalis cardinalis, of North America, the male of which is bright red. […]
the process in which fibers, as cotton, worsted, or wool, are manipulated into sliver form prior to spinning. a usually rectangular piece of stiff paper, thin pasteboard, or plastic for various uses, as to write information on or printed as a means of identifying the holder: a 3″ × 5″ file card; a membership card. […]
card2 (defs 1, 2). Historical Examples The carding-machine is gone, and has given place to a rustic cider-press. Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson Doffer, dof′ėr, n. the part of a carding-machine which strips the cotton from the cylinder when carded. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various When it is cleaned, it […]