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Definition of the noun cardinalate

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noun - plural: cardinalates

  1. (Roman Catholic Church) the body of all cardinals of the church; elects and advises the pope
  2. the office of cardinal

Alternative definition of the noun cardinalate


  1. The dignity and ecclestiastic office of Roman Catholic cardinal
  2. Collective term for the cardinals

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Google previewCanon Law (2002)

by Libero Gerosa

Differently from the episcopate, which is the fullness of the sacrament of orders and as such belongs to the very essence of the constitutional structure of the Church, the cardinalate is an institution of merely ecclesiastical law, emerging in the ...

Google previewThe Faith Explained (2017)

by Leo J. Trese

The cardinalate is a position of honor, quite independent of Holy Orders. The cardinals are simply the Pope's personal advisers; they are the Papal “cabinet officers.” Nowadays it is only priests and bishops who are chosen as cardinals, but ...

Google previewThe Sacramental Mystery (1999)

by Paul Haffner

For instance, the cardinalate is a structure tightly connected with the election of the Pope, whose ...

Google previewA Life in Prayer (2005)

The Private Prayers of Pope John Paul II by Pope John Paul II

The cardinalate is a lifetime appointment, although cardinals, under rules established by the Second Vatican Council, must ...

Google previewPope John Paul II (2014)

by Tad Szulc

The cardinalate is a lifetime appointment although cardinals, under rules established by the Second Vatican Council, must retire from governing, pastoral, or administrative activities at seventy-five. But they remain members ofthe College of ...

Google previewSheridans pronouncing and spelling dictionary (1800)

in which are ascertained both the sound and the meaning of every word in the english language

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

History and biography, vol. 4

terms of a promised Cardinalate, and of a small auxiliary force, if needed, for the defence of ' Milan.

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1910)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles Herbermann

Peter's, Rome be permitted to bestow the cardinalate ...

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The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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