car·​di·​nal·​ate | \ ˈkärd-nə-lət How to pronounce cardinalate (audio) , ˈkär-də-, -ˌlāt \

Definition of cardinalate

: the office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal

Examples of cardinalate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Renouncing the rights of the cardinalate is especially rare. Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2020 Resignation from the cardinalate is extremely rare. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, 28 July 2018

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First Known Use of cardinalate

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardinalate was in 1645

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“Cardinalate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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