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cardinalate (plural cardinalates)
- The dignity and ecclestiastic office of Roman Catholic cardinal.
- The cardinalate ranks equal to a secular prince of the blood
- Collective term for the cardinals.
- The cardinalate under a maximum age composes the conclave which elects the pope
- (office): cardinalship
the dignity and ecclestiastic office of Roman Catholic cardinal
collective term for the cardinals