from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Catholic Church The position, rank, dignity, or term of a cardinal.
- n. Roman Catholic Church The College of Cardinals.
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- n. The dignity and ecclestiastic office of Roman Catholic cardinal.
- n. Collective term for the cardinals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office, rank, dignity, or incumbency of a cardinal. Also cardinalship.
- To make a cardinal of; raise to the office of cardinal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cardinals collectively
Capelo a pelo could mean that as a result of the church construction somebody received a cardinalate from the Pope.
Certain offices lead to it, and are known as cardinalate offices.
Other than the papal throne, the cardinalate is the highest position in the Catholic Church; it is this group of 120 men younger than 80 that elects a new pope.
• Finally, the church should be sober but never dull, so there is rejoicing at the forthcoming elevation of archbishop Timothy Dolan to the cardinalate on Saturday.
"A cardinal is an adviser to the pope, and the cardinalate brings with it a certain degree of gravitas to the role of archbishop of New York," said Phyllis Zagano, a senior research associate at Hofstra University specializing in Catholic studies.
He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI.
Jewry takes the clucking appeasement of the Catholic cardinalate as indicative of our submission, it is mistaken.
However,12 of those are among the current Pope's 30 appointees,and some near-term appointees may themselves turn 80 in that span Archbishops Sardi and Monterisi,each given appointments that raise their chances of the cardinalate in recent months,were both born in 1934,the new Major Penitentiary was born in 1935.
And there are just plenty of other good candidates for the episcopacy and the cardinalate among the traditional communities, all tendencies collapsed.
It was also in this period that Paul elevated him to the cardinalate.