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 Resignation from the cardinalate is extremely rare. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resigns Amid Sexual-Abuse Allegations," 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 18 Sep. 2020.

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