cardinal dean

noun

Definition of cardinal dean

: the senior cardinal bishop of the college of cardinals at Rome

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History and Etymology for cardinal dean

translation of Medieval Latin diaconus cardinalis

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“Cardinal dean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardinal%20dean. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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