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- n. Any cardinal created by the nepotism of a Pope
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He was luckier than his predecessors in the youth whom he created cardinal-nephew.
After the restoration of the Holy See in Rome, the spiritual and temporal government of Avignon was entrusted to a legate, the cardinal-nephew, who was replaced, in his absence by a vice-legate.
House: he wanted to borrow the palace over against me, and sent to ask it of the cardinal-nephew (538) who replied, "Not for half Russia."