Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1The office or rank of a cardinal within the Roman Catholic Church.‘Rome had recognized him with an appointment just short of cardinalate’
- ‘the newly elected pope lost no time in bestowing cardinalates on to his relatives and allies’
- 1.1mass noun The members of the College of Cardinals.
- ‘archbishops and bishops must wait until a meeting of the cardinalate to learn whether they will receive a red hat’
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